Dominion Virginia Power Honored For Storm Response, Helping Other Utilities Respond

Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00am EST

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- Company cited for excellent response to June severe windstorm and for aiding
Northeast utilities following Hurricane Sandy
RICHMOND, Va.,  Jan. 10, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power has
earned two awards for excellence in storm emergency outage restoration from the
Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the association of U.S. shareholder-owned
electric utilities representing about 70 percent of the U.S. electric power

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EEI presented its 2012 Emergency Recovery Award to Dominion for the company's
extraordinary effort to restore power to customers following the Derecho severe
windstorm in late June. Dominion also earned EEI's 2012 Emergency Assistance
Award for providing mutual aid assistance in October to storm-devastated
Northeastern electric utilities recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

"Getting the lights back on quickly and safely is never easy following natural
disasters," said EEI President  Tom Kuhn.  "It takes strong commitment, advanced
planning, and great execution.  Dominion Virginia Power responded with all
three.  They're a great example for the nation's electric power industry.  I
congratulate them."

"Dominion is honored to be recognized with these awards," said  Thomas F.
Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. "Our
team strives to effectively prepare for major storms and to restore power to our
customers quickly and safely afterwards.  It is all about taking care of our
customers, and I want to personally thank all the hard-working men and women
involved in this ongoing effort."

Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of
energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,400 megawatts of generation and
6,300 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion serves retail energy
customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's
website at

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