Dominion's Demand Response Services Can Help Businesses Trim Energy Use, Earn Money

DALLAS, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the dog days of summer looming, Dominion Energy Solutions reminds commercial and industrial businesses that they can save energy and make money through a variety of demand response programs.

Dominion Energy Solutions, a provider of demand response services, can help customers reduce electricity use during peak demand periods, thereby helping to alleviate stress on the power grid.

"Demand response programs offer financial incentives to businesses that reduce the energy use of their facilities during times of peak demand," said Dominion Vice President Katheryn Curtis. "Customer participation in demand response programs improves grid system reliability, mitigates price spikes and enables businesses to respond to wholesale price signals.  A well-designed demand response program can help the power grid avoid rolling brownouts, and also generate revenue for businesses."

Dominion's demand response services are primarily marketed to commercial and industrial customers in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) territory. Industries that can benefit greatly from demand response programs include data centers, hospitals, educational campuses, cold storage distribution centers, commercial office buildings and manufacturing facilities.

Interested businesses can contact Dominion Energy Solutions online at its updated and informative website,, call toll-free at 1-866-791-1911, or email to

"We can assist commercial customers of most sizes and industries to enroll and participate in demand response programs that suit their specific needs," Curtis said. "We analyze load data, review facility operations and hours, educate customers on demand response program rules, and strategize on which demand response programs best fit your needs."

Dominion Energy Solutions supplies electricity, natural gas and related services to more than two million homes and businesses in 15 states.  Its parent company, Dominion, is headquartered in Richmond, Va., and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at

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