20 Facts About Dominion Resources


Dominion Resources Energy, Inc, commonly referred to as Dominion Resources, is a North American power and energy company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia that supplies electricity in parts of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and supplies natural gas to parts of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

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Dominion Resources has generation facilities in Indiana, Illinois, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

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In January 2019, Dominion Resources Energy completed its acquisition of SCANA Corporation.

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In 1986, Dominion Resources gained territory by expanding in Northern Virginia after purchasing the Virginia distribution territory of Potomac Electric Power Company .

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In 1987, the West Virginia Power division was later sold to Utilicorp United, but Dominion Resources retained ownership of the Mount Storm Power Station in West Virginia.

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In 2000, Dominion bought Consolidated Natural Gas Company of Pittsburgh, and added natural gas service to its energy delivery network in the energy-intensive markets in the Northeastern quadrant of the U S In 2001, Dominion bought Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Company, adding to its natural gas delivery network.

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Dominion Resources re-branded all of its operations in 2000 to Dominion Resources from Virginia and North Carolina Power as well as Consolidated Gas in order to create a more unified energy company.

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In February 2016, Dominion Resources announced that they would be acquiring Questar Corporation.

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In 2017, Dominion Resources rebranded itself to Dominion Energy, following with a new logo.

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In July 2020, Dominion Resources announced plants to sell natural gas transmission and storage assets to Berkshire Hathaway; the size of the deal is estimated at $10 billion.

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Dominion Resources generates electricity for both regulated sale in its Virginia and North Carolina markets, and for wholesale in other markets in the Northeast and Midwest United States.

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Dominion Resources is a regulated electric utility that transmits, and distributes electricity from its power plants in Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, and West Virginia to customers.

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Dominion Resources was a partner in a joint venture that planned to build the 600 miles Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline to run between West Virginia and North Carolina.

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Lobbyists for Dominion Resources worked to pass West Virginia's Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, a 2021 law creating felony penalties for protests targeting oil and gas facilities, which was described by its sponsor John Kelly as having been "requested by the natural gas industry".

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In 2020, Dominion Resources responded to the coronavirus pandemic by stopping service disconnects for non-payment and helping customers who had been disconnected for not making payments to reconnect to its service.

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Dominion Resources has directed its charitable foundation to provide $1 million in aid to help individuals and organizations fighting COVID-19.

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However, U S Congressional Representative Frank Wolf and Governor Tim Kaine remained opposed to the line, saying that there was no real need, and that Dominion was trying to bring cheap electricity from the Midwest.

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Dominion Resources contested, saying that the line would bring needed electricity to growing Northern Virginia.

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Dominion Resources calls the plant the "Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, " which has been criticized by environmentalists as a way to make the plant sound environmentally friendly.

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Dominion Resources denied that the imported gas was the cause of the breaks and stated that expanding the area serviced by the imported gas would not cause additional leaks in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia suburbs.

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