2013-2014 Citizenship & Sustainability Report

Sustainability Scorecard

INNOVATION. STEWARDSHIP. COLLABORATION. ENGAGEMENT.
These are the cornerstones of our sustainability strategy. They correspond to the four broad focus areas listed below that provide a framework for our sustainability goals and related metrics and for tracking performance over time. The goals were first approved in 2011 by Dominion’s Executive Sustainability Council. New and existing initiatives are in place to achieve them, and our 2013 progress is reported below.

Invest in the Technologies of Tomorrow

Goal: Evaluate latest technology research in emerging alternative energy sources; assess commercial viability of renewable energy technologies and conservation/efficiency tools to identify business partnership opportunities
Initiatives Progress
blue arrow Plug-In Electric Vehicles Pilot program underway through Nov. 2016
blue arrow Conservation Voltage Reductions (CVR) Patented EDGE℠ (Energy Distribution & Grid Efficiency) voltage management solution adopted by two utilities in Illinois and Oregon; pilot program underway at California municipal utility
blue arrow Offshore Wind Power Won federal offshore wind auction of 112,800 acres off the Virginia coast to develop 2,000-mw wind farm

Took initial steps to participate in federal auction of offshore wind acreage in North Carolina
blue arrow Micro-grid Research Project Continued partnership with VCU School of Engineering to research and develop micro-grid test site for energy efficiency technologies

Developing micro-grid research project at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, involving distributed renewable generation and energy storage technologies
blue arrow Dominion Resources Innovation Center Six occupants in advanced technology center created to support start-up companies in clean energy and other industrial sectors
Goal: Meet Virginia Renewable Portfolio Standard Goal: 15% by 2025
blue arrow 4% sales in VA derived from renewable energy sources between 2010-2015 Providing $1.7 million in R&D funding in partnership with 12 Virginia universities to evaluate various renewable energy and alternative technology projects

On target to meet RPS goal
Goal: Meet North Carolina RPS goal for Energy & Energy Efficiency: 12.5% by 2021
blue arrow 3% of sales in NC derived from renewable power, renewable energy credits and energy efficiency between 2012-2014 On target to meet RPS goal

Reduce Our Environmental Footprint

Goal: Transition commercial light-duty vehicle fleet to a green fleet (electric, hybrid and other alternative-fuel vehicles)
Initiatives Progress
blue arrow Replace commercial sedans and SUVs as appropriate with AFVs Deployed 4 utility service trucks that use hybrid electric technology

Displaced 229,000 gallons of gasoline equivalent with compressed natural gas

Doubled size of Hybrid Electric Vehicle fleet to 40 from 20
Goal: Manage our energy footprint at company facilities
blue arrow Pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for new administrative/warehouse complexes LEED standards included in new Dominion Transmission headquarters facility in Bridgeport, WV
blue arrow Track and report annual energy use at company facilities Consumed 102,487 megawatt-hours of electricity at company office buildings – a 1.5% decline from 2012
Goal: Manage our energy footprint at company facilities
blue arrow Continue participation in EPA's WasteWise partnership 2013 data submitted to EPA in April 2014
blue arrow Seek beneficial uses for Coal Combustion Byproducts (CCBs) that are technically feasible and economically viable Reused 1.1 million tons of CCBs, or 29% of the total produced
Goal: Track methane emissions from gas transmission and storage business; adopt best practices to reduce methane emissions
blue arrow Partner with government, NGOs, academia and industry Submitted 2013 emissions and operating data to EPA’s Natural Gas Star program

Continued to partner with Colorado State U. and Environmental Defense Fund on methane emissions study
Goal: Utilize best practices to minimize SF6 greenhouse gas leakage
blue arrow Estimate annual SF6 emissions from electric operations, implement cost-effective solutions to reduce leakage Identified problematic electrical systems and equipment containing SF6 for replacement or repair

Procured SF6 reclamation equipment for maintenance activities on large SF6 capacity electrical systems

Provide Green Opportunities for Customers & Communities

Goal: Provide customers with opportunities to support renewable energy and its development
Initiatives Progress
blue arrow Solar Partnership Program Announced first two program participants – Old Dominion University and Canon, Inc., who will help evaluate the impact and benefits of on-site solar generation
blue arrow "Schedule RG” Renewable Energy Purchase Program Received regulatory approval to offer business/industrial customers the option to purchase power from renewable energy sources
blue arrow Dominion Green Power Program® 33% growth in customer participation, from 15,000 in 2012 to 20,000 in 2013
Goal: Provide customers with energy management & conservation programs
blue arrow Enhance customer opportunities for energy conservation Launched a Residential Bundle Program (Home Energy Check Up, Duct Testing & Sealing, Heat Pump Tune Up and Heat Pump Upgrade)

Received regulatory approval to extend two existing residential offerings: A/C Cycling Program and Low-Income Audit Program

Launched 3 new business customer programs: Energy Audit, Duct Testing & Sealing, and Distributed Generation

Filed for regulatory approval of 3 energy efficiency programs for business customers

Sought regulatory approval to offer an enhanced Energy Audit Program to business customers
Goal: Support NGO projects that protect natural resources
blue arrow Engage employee volunteers and/or provide financial support through the Dominion Foundation "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment" employee volunteer project; completed 12 projects in 7 states with 300 employee volunteers and $30,000 donation from the Foundation

$2.5 million in total Foundation giving to environmental/historic preservation projects
Goal: Partner with schools to improve STEM and energy/environmental education
blue arrow Support employee volunteer mentoring and strategic Foundation giving Multiple employee-led educational outreach/mentoring activities

$1 million in “Higher Education Partnership” grants to 39 colleges in 7 states and District of Columbia

$365,000 in grants to 88 K-12 schools in 11 states
Goal: Partner with NGOs to conduct energy efficiency improvements in communities where we do business
blue arrow Align charitable grants with volunteer assistance to implement improvements Conducted 21 “Energizing our Communities for Veterans” projects in 8 states; provided $1,000 grants and up to 25 company volunteers per community project
blue arrow Offer residential energy retrofit and energy audit programs for homes and businesses Partnered with independent service provider to conduct home energy assessments for Ohio natural gas customers

Implemented non-residential energy assessment program with Ohio Council for Small Enterprises

Engage with Employees and Stakeholders on Sustainability Issues

Goal: Enhance company data disclosure and transparency
Initiatives Progress
blue arrow Utilize CSR, other online/print company reports and social media Participated in Carbon Disclosure Project's "Water Disclosure" reporting process for third consecutive year

Updated the company’s online Environmental Report

Expanded use of social media to engage more fully with customers and employees

Published annual online Citizenship & Sustainability Report

Filed Annual Report on Renewable Energy with state regulatory agency

Filed Annual Report on Conservation Efforts with state regulatory agency
Goal: Engage with employees and other stakeholders to advance sustainability agenda and partnerships
blue arrow Employee focus Launched “YOU,” a monthly employee e-magazine to expand digital communication channels and raise workforce awareness about colleagues and company issues
blue arrow External stakeholder focus Continued to emphasize outreach and partnership opportunities in areas such as supplier diversity, customer efficiency/conservation programs, philanthropy, volunteerism and community energy assistance initiatives

Established a Community Advisory Board in Northern Virginia to engage a cross-section of stakeholder groups in evaluating various options for building a high-voltage transmission line

Met with investor groups and environmental NGOs about sustainability, environmental issues and the company’s long-range resource planning process

Initiated a series of community meetings with homeowners, businesses, civic associations and others in Calvert Co., Maryland, where the company’s planned LNG export facility will be built. Outreach efforts have included facility tours, media interviews, print and broadcast advertising and social media communications.

Our Sustainability Model


Dominion Sustainability Model

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