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Dominion Virginia Power offers new energy saving programs

Dominion Virginia Power has launched a new program in which it will offer its residential electricity customers a host of new energy conservation programs, such as its Home Energy Check-Up.

The program comes with a rebate that is based on the amount of energy efficiency measures that are installed in a home.

"We encourage customers who want to make their homes more energy efficient to take a close look at these programs," said Ken Barker, Dominion vice president of customer solutions and energy conservation.  "Along with helping customers save money, there also is an environmental benefit to using less energy."

Other programs deliver ways to test and seal heating and cooling system duct work, teach residents how to tune-up heat pumps and upgrade their current product to more efficient heating units. All programs offered by the company have been authorized by the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Virginia's energy deregulation laws allow customers to compare energy prices to determine the best available electricity plan. Beginning in 2001, residential energy customers of Dominion were allowed to switch to a retail energy provider.