RD559 - Energy Conservation Efforts of Virginia’s Investor-Owned Public Utilities in 2016 - December 12, 2016

Executive Summary:
§ 67-202.1 of the Code of Virginia requires each investor-owned public utility (IOU) that provides electricity service in the Commonwealth to prepare an annual report to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) delineating its efforts to conserve energy. In the report, each IOU is required to disclose its implementation of customer demand-side management (DSM) programs and its efforts to improve energy efficiency and conservation within its internal operations. The annual reports are to be submitted by November 1 of each year to the Division of Energy of DMME. The Division is charged with compiling the utilities’ reports and submitting the compilation to the Governor and the General Assembly.

For the year 2016, reports were received from Dominion Virginia Power (Dominion), Appalachian Power Company (APCo), and Kentucky Utilities Company d/b/a Old Dominion Power Company (ODP). The following is a summary of their energy conservation efforts during the past year. A copy of each utility’s full report is available from DMME. Additionally, this report will briefly highlight progress toward the Commonwealth’s goal of reducing retail customers’ electric energy consumption by ten percent by the year 2020.