Jul 18, 2012
RICHMOND, Va., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is expecting extremely hot weather and high humidity throughout its service area this week. The company is encouraging its customers to use energy wisely and is offering tips to ensure that they remain safe and as comfortable as possible and save money.
With temperatures and humidity expected to remain extremely high for today through Thursday, electricity use is expected to be high. Dominion and PJM, the regional transmission organization to which Dominion belongs, have adequate supplies of electricity to meet demand.
During times of extremely hot weather residential electricity usage can soar, leading to higher bills. Home energy conservation helps to ensure there is enough electricity to meet all customers' needs and reduces residential bills.
Dominion offers the following tips that can help lower electric bills and energy usage while keeping homes comfortable:
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
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