Jul 31, 2002
July 31, 2002
RICHMOND, Va. - With much of the Commonwealth enduring continued heat and drought conditions, Dominion Virginia Power customers have increased their energy usage more than 9.4 percent over the same period in 2001.
Higher-than-normal temperatures and triple-digit heat indices have forced customers indoors where they use their air conditioners, fans and other electrical appliances more frequently. As a result of increased usage, many customers may have higher-than-anticipated monthly electric bills.
"Dominion Virginia Power offers a number of ways to assist customers in paying their bills," said Edgar M. Roach Jr., president and chief executive officer of Dominion Virginia Power. "In addition, there are several steps customers can take to save money, conserve energy and still stay comfortable."
To help customers pay or reduce their electric bills, Dominion Virginia Power offers:
In addition, the following tips will help customers stay comfortable, conserve energy and reduce their electric bills:
For more information on billing options or energy-efficiency tips, call the Dominion Customer Service Center at 1-888-667-3000 or visit www.dom.com and click on the icon "energy-saving tips."
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a production capability of more than 3 trillion British thermal unit of energy per day. Dominion also serves 3.9 million-franchise natural gas and electric customers in five states.
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