Environmental benefits and customer savings: conservation through AMI at Dominion Virginia Power


Dominion Virginia Power has issued an aggressive energy conservation plan that will produce significant environmental benefits while providing customers with substantial cost savings. One of the key components to this strategy is the installation of smart grid technologies. This will enhance the electric distribution system, and in doing so meet the increasing needs and expectations of 21st Century customers.

Dominion is looking to invest over $600 million to replace all of its existing electric meters with AMI, enabling two-way communication, as well as additional equipment that will lead to improved service reliability, and allow customers to monitor and control their electricity use.

The case has been made that the resulting fuel savings for customers will more than offset the cost of the new equipment.

Richard Walden, Director of Metering Services at Dominion, will shed some light on the project, focusing on managing the AMI deployment out in the field. His presentation is scheduled for the morning of October 27, at Smart Metering East Coast in Raleigh, NC.

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation’s largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,500 megawatts of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 11 states. For more information about Dominion and the proposed conservation program, visit the company’s website at www.dom.com.

Apart from bringing great speakers to you, Smart Metering East Coast 2008 will help you to:

  • Discuss the new regulatory frameworks detailing future energy demands.
  • Learn how vendor interoperability will mark the future of the smart grid.
  • Uncover the new standards shaping the metering industry in the region.
  • Explore the synergies between AMI and the smart grid.
  • Hear about the latest developments in communication technology for the smart grid.
  • Attain further insight into the ROI of the solutions and technologies presented.
  • Gain awareness of how AMI can play a key role in energy loss management, predictive maintenance, outage management and improved operational efficiency.
  • Discover the value of metering data and how it can be leveraged.
  • Hear about the strategies to improve customer service through the use of advanced technologies.
  • Get answers from the industry’s principal manufacturers.
  • Find out what new technologies are being deployed by leading technology providers.

Smart Metering East Coast 2008 promises a stellar lineup of the industry’s smartest speakers. Our attendees can expect noteworthy case studies from across the region, supplemented by regulatory summaries and prominent presentations from utility leaders.  

For more information or for speaking opportunities, please contact Ryan Matthews: ryan.matthews@spintelligent.com