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).
  • Appalachian Power Company has released their RFPs for eight proposed DSM programs. Proposals are due June 1st.


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

Recap of the Dominion DSM Hearing: The Future Looks Bright
The Dominion DSM case was held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 before the three Commissioners of the State Corporation Commission (SCC). Read more.
VAEEC Formally Intervening in Support of Efficiency Programs in Dominion DSM Proceedings before the SCC
In October 2018, Dominion Energy proposed eleven new Demand-Response (DR) programs, ten of which are for energy efficiency, as part Read more.
Utility Program Update 6.11.18
Since the end of the General Assembly session back in March 2018, there have been quite a few updates on Read more.
State Corporate Commission Updates + Impacts of New Utility Bill
Passage of the Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018 underscores the widespread, bipartisan agreement that energy efficiency is a smart Read more.

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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