Regulatory/Utility Programs

In Virginia, one of the largest opportunities to expand energy efficiency is through utility-sponsored programs. The Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018 (GTSA) created a roadmap for Virginia’s energy future, including commitments by the two Investor-Owned Electric Utilities (IOUs) to propose over $1B worth of energy efficiency programs through 2028. As part of their Grid Transformation plans, the IOUs will also offer customers the tools to help understand their energy use, thereby accelerating energy efficiency adoption. This presents a huge opportunity to transform our industry in Virginia, as these programs can foster economic growth and improve the lives of all Virginians. 

Click below to view VAEEC’s official comments, testimony, and letters that have helped shape Virginia’s utility programs over the last several years.


Support of 2020 Utility Programs

  • VAEEC’s Direct Testimony on the 2020 Dominion Energy DSM programs filing (March 2020).
  • VAEEC’s Post-Hearing Brief on the 2020 Dominion Energy DSM programs filing (June 2020)
  • Appalachian Power Company has released their RFPs for eight proposed DSM programs. Proposals were due June 1st.
  • Dominion and Appalachian Power commit to improved Low-Income eligibility definition (July 2020)
  • SCC Final Order on Dominion’s DSM Filing (July 2020)
  • VAEEC’s public comments on the SCC Large General Service customer opt-out proceeding (November 2020)


Visit the Utility Programs Archive to view our comments, testimony, letters, press releases, and reports dating back to 2012.


March 2019 Webinar: Overview of Dominion Energy’s Demand-Side Management Filings

March 2018 Webinar: Reviewing the Proposed Energy Efficiency Utility Programs

VAEEC Blog Posts & Updates

Dominion's Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Group met virtually on August 27th. They discussed a number of updates, as well as brainstormed
Yesterday, the SCC approved ALL of Dominion's Demand Side Management (DSM) programs in their phase VIII filing and the updated
On June 16, 2020, the hearing examiner in the Dominion Energy DSM Proceeding (PUR-2019-00201) released his recommendations to the Commission.
The Dominion DSM case was held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 before the three Commissioners of the State Corporation Commission (SCC).
In October 2018, Dominion Energy proposed eleven new Demand-Response (DR) programs, ten of which are for energy efficiency, as part
Since the end of the General Assembly session back in March 2018, there have been quite a few updates on
Passage of the Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018 underscores the widespread, bipartisan agreement that energy efficiency is a smart

Blog post archive

News Articles


Jan 19

Appalachian Power releases new energy efficiency programs

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - For 2019, Appalachian Power has several new programs to provide residential and business customers a chance to...
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Oct 18

Showcasing Energy Efficiency “In Action” for Virginia Residents

Dominion Energy Share program benefits low-income residents FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Energy efficiency upgrades that cut costs for low-income Virginia...
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Aug 18

Virginia energy transition hinges on traditionally conservative state board

Virginia lawmakers are expected to fill an open seat this month on a state board that could determine whether the...
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