DVI's Voltage Optimization Solution Brings Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Volt/VAR to the Industry

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RICHMOND, Va.,  Jan. 28, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- DVI, a Dominion company that
offers its EDGE® technology to utilities to plan, manage and validate
investments in grid optimization, will showcase EDGE 1.2 with its new
capabilities at the DistribuTECH industry conference  Jan. 29-31  in  San Diego,
Calif.

"EDGE® is being well-received across the country as a great tool for electric
utilities to optimize their distribution system, save energy and save their
customers money," said  Todd Headlee, executive director-DVI. "The industry is
looking for solutions that do more than voltage optimization, but also provide
VAR optimization and advanced Demand Response capabilities. EDGE® 1.2 makes that
possible."  

EDGE® is a modular and adaptive conservation voltage management solution
enabling utilities to deploy incremental grid-side energy management that
requires no behavioral changes or purchases by end customers. EDGE® provides
significant and sustainable energy savings of as much as 4 percent through
integrated planning, execution and validation of grid side energy efficiency
management.  

Central  Lincoln People's Utility District, a leading  Oregon  electric utility,
recently signed an agreement with Landis+Gyr to establish a demonstration
Dynamic Voltage Management project, powered by DVI EDGE in conjunction with
Landis+Gyr's Gridstream®  RF advanced metering network, to monitor and adjust
distribution circuit voltage. This project will allow the utility to reduce
voltage levels, targeting the most efficient band of the required voltage range,
thereby conserving electricity.

"After recently completing our Gridstream advanced meter deployment, we've been
investigating ways to extend the value of our smart grid systems. Voltage
management has a number of benefits as both a way to increase energy efficiency
and improve power quality," said  Bruce Lovelin, chief engineer/systems
engineering manager at  Central Lincoln. "We look forward to demonstrating real
energy and cost savings with this project."

While  Central Lincoln's focus is on energy efficiency, the EDGE® product can
also provide Volt/VAR and Demand Response benefits. "The same CVR principles
that provide precision voltage control to reduce overall energy usage can also
be used to shave peak demand at the utility," said  Phil Powell, DVI director of
Innovation. "EDGE® allows utilities to meet their specific objectives and makes
the business case circuit-by-circuit."

DVI will be demonstrating EDGE® in booth 3045 at the DistribuTECH industry
conference  Jan. 29-31  in  San Diego, Calif.

DVI is a leading provider of grid optimization technology providing solutions
for energy efficiency, demand response, and volt/VAR control. Our solutions
plan, manage, and validate your investments in grid monetization while
delivering significant energy savings to both utilities and their customers. For
more information about DVI, visit the website at  www.dvigridsolutions.com.  

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. For
more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at  www.dom.com.   

SOURCE  Dominion


Jim Norvelle, +1-804-771-6115, Jim.Norvelle@dom.com

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