Smart Energy: Transforming Virginia’s Future
We are delivering for our customers, with bold targets for reducing carbon, adding renewable energy resources and transforming the electric grid for more reliable service that meets our customers’ evolving needs. Here’s where we’re going.
A Stronger Virginia
Safe, reliable service around the clock, every day.
Now more than ever, we know that access to reliable, stable, competitively priced energy is just as important to residential customers as it is to businesses in Virginia. We're making investments so that critical infrastructure and facilities (e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, etc.) are more resilient. We have announced grid improvement projects like implementing new construction techniques to harden the grid to better prevent and more quickly recover from power outages.
We are moving forward with projects to help expand high speed internet access in rural areas and further contribute to economic development. We also are continuing to place more of the most outage-prone neighborhood lines underground.
Newer technology in the works to give customers more options to access their energy usage.
We are developing a new customer information platform that will allow us to give our customers more options to access their energy usage information and bills.
New technology across the energy grid will reduce outages, speed up restoration time, and give our customers reliable service they can count on. View a video to learn more about the Smart Grid.
Smart meters let customers take control of their energy usage through new options like timely usage insights, customizable alerts for high energy usage and bills, and outage information. Customers with a smart meter will no longer have to notify Dominion Energy when lights are out and can receive alerts with updates about their service and restoration status.
More renewable power, and more options for customers to use clean energy.
A transformed grid will allow us to offer customers new renewable energy options, regardless of where they live, and will support electric vehicle adoption, access and ease of charging to help improve air quality.
We also are developing future-facing projects like offshore wind turbines, microgrids, and battery storage to further reduce our impact on the environment.
Supporting electric cars and school buses.
Dominion Energy Virginia has received approval for the Smart Charging Infrastructure Pilot Program as part of its Grid Transformation Plan. The Pilot Program will support EV adoption while minimizing the impacts of EV charging on the grid. We also announced plans for an electric school bus deployment to reduce emissions, provide cost savings to school districts and enhance grid reliability.
Electric Vehicles cost less to operate than traditional internal combustion cars and have no tailpipe emissions. You can calculate your financial savings and compare CO2 emissions for gas and electric cars over a year of driving using our educational portal ChooseEV.
We are partnering with Fairfax County on autonomous electric shuttle pilot project to learn about deploying autonomous vehicles as part of a large public transportation system while also providing for a path to a lower emissions transportation future in Virginia.
$1 billion in proposed energy conservation programs and increased weatherization services.
We will be applying for approval of over $1 billion in energy conservation programs during the next decade, including an expansion of our EnergyShare program to help families in financial hardship pay their bills and lower their energy use with free energy efficiency upgrades to help keep their bills lower in the future.
Significant Milestones & Announcements
SCC issues Final Order
Dominion Energy files Grid Transformation Plan 1B with Virginia State Corporation Commission
- Grid Transformation Plan 2019 (44-page summary document)
- Volume 1 (Cover Letter, Petition, Plan Document, Appendices A-F, Corrected Pages)
- Volume 2 (Direct Testimony)
- Visit the Virginia SCC website for additional documents related to PUR-2019-00154.
Announce Largest Offshore Wind Project in US
We propose Largest Electric School Bus Initiative in the Country
Dominion Energy Will Pay for Your Old Fridge and Recycle it For You
Look to Expand Broadband Access in Rural Virginia
Announce Battery Storage Pilot Projects