"While our goal is to keep the lights on and restore power as quickly and safely as possible if it does go out -- we recognize that accurate, up-to-date information is extremely important to our customers in the event of a service disruption," said Rodney Blevins, vice president, Electric Distribution. "Knowledge may not be as good as 'power,' but it helps customers better manage the situation."
"I think it's wonderful that our citizens can access outage information on a map," said Wallace Twigg, Regional Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. "When their power is out, we know it's very difficult for them. But if they have Internet access, such as through a battery-powered laptop computer or cell phone, this outage viewer provides them with a way to get the information they need."
Dominion also has information on its Web site about how it supplies electricity to customers and the methods and priorities used for restoring power. It is available at www.dom.com, keyword "restore."
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage systems and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at www.dom.com.
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