RD520 - Energy Conservation Efforts of Virginia’s Investor-Owned Public Utilities in 2018 – December 3, 2018


Executive Summary:

The Code of Virginia (§ 67-202.1) 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 demand-side management (DSM) programs serving its customers, and its efforts to improve energy efficiency and conservation relating to its internal operations. These annual reports are to be submitted by November 1 of each year to the Division of Energy of DMME. The Division is required to compile the utilities’ reports and submit the compilation to the Governor and the General Assembly.

For the year 2018, reports were received from Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion Energy, or “Dominion"), Appalachian Power Company (“APCo"), and Kentucky Utilities Company d/b/a Old Dominion Power Company (“ODP") on or by November 1. The following is a summary of reported energy conservation efforts during the past year. An electronic copy of each utility’s full report is available from DMME. This report also includes an analysis of the progress toward the Commonwealth’s goal of reducing retail customers’ electric energy consumption by ten percent by the year 2020.