Quick News Blurb – Dominion Saves Power
Dominion Virginia Power has been at the forefront of delivering power saving initiatives to customers throughout the state and beyond; the company has recently published a report on its efforts in developing sustainable and renewable power sources for its customers.
Throughout Virginia, the company has developed a network of power sources including wind farms, hydro power plants and biomass fuelled power stations, however, generating power is only one aspect of any sustainable power strategy – reducing power consumption while maintaining and improving customer satisfaction is also a key goal.
Dominion VA Power has teamed with Home Depot to provide customers with cheap access to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). For every CFL, the company provides a $1.50 discount for each single bulb or $3.00 off each multipack. This may sound like a promotional blurb but the fact is, that using the CFL’s available through this program will save a massive 1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity or put another way, enough power for 72,000 homes. In dollar terms, customers will save around $140 million in energy savings by using CFL’s instead of the incandescent-type light bulbs, but though the current program ends this New Year’s Eve, it will resume in 2010 once the VA State Corporation Commission approves it.
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