Blogging for Energy Savings

October 8, 2008




RICHMOND, Va. — Bloggers and customers who have good ideas for saving energy now can share them on an innovative new Internet blog launched by Dominion at The blog invites customers to share energy-saving tips and ask Dominion questions on energy conservation.

Haven't tried blogging yet? Blogs are topic-specific Web sites, or Weblogs, that allow readers to interact by asking and answering questions, leaving comments and responding to the posts of other bloggers in an open exchange of information.

"Our customers told us they want a simple, direct way to share information on energy efficiency and how to save money -- so we responded with our energy blog," said David A. Heacock, president of Dominion Virginia Power. "It offers a high degree of transparency and timeliness and helps us be responsive to issues that interest our customers."

Some of the recent topics on the Dominion blog include:

  • Saving time and money and helping the environment through e-billing;
  • Making your apartment "green;"
  • Calculating your miles driven in dollars, not just miles;
  • Getting teens involved in conserving energy;
  • Prepping your home for winter, and
  • Choosing the right CFL light bulb.

The new blog complements Dominion’s Web site, which provides information and tools that can help you figure out how to save energy. Features include a new energy-saving tip every weekday, online energy calculators to help you find ways to cut usage and save money, and short video clips on how to make home improvements. Go to, keyword: "conservation."

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at



David Botkins, (804) 771-6115


View image on Dominion's energy conservation blog