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Dominion To Offer Energy Efficiency Programs

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The State Corporation Commission in Virginia is allowing the state's largest electricity supplier, Dominion Virginia Power, to move forward with several energy-efficiency and demand-reduction programs.

The SCC's Andy Farmer says Dominion will soon introduce four residential bundle programs to its customers.

"Businesses will have a Commercial Energy Audit and Commercial Duct Testing Program," he says.

Farmer says this is part of the state's mandate to reduce electricity consumption by 10 percent by the year 2022, which Dominion's David Botkins says will save customers money over time.

But since the company will be selling less energy, it will lose revenue. So the SCC has allowed Dominion to recover costs through 'riders,' which allow it to charge all customers about 34 cents a month. It could have been more had the SCC not capped the combined cost recovery for homes and businesses at $135 million.

The programs will be available July 1.

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