As new threats emerge in a complex world, simply improving reliability is no longer enough. That’s why we aim to harden and modernize the energy grid even further.
A New Approach
Historically, Dominion Energy’s infrastructure investment strategy has centered around improving reliability — ensuring that customers maintain access to energy in bad weather, and that we restore it quickly after an outage, including storms. But as new threats emerge in a complex and dangerous world, we know we have to do more.
That’s why we aim to harden and modernize the energy grid much further. Like bridges and roads, the grid is a critical component of public infrastructure vital to the safety, comfort, and prosperity of the public. The grid and its many components must be equipped to meet modern reliability demands, and become more resilient and adaptable to changing physical and cybersecurity challenges.
Our energy grid must become even more reliable and resilient, even more capable of harnessing clean, renewable energy.
A smart energy grid uses digital technologies to be more efficient, reliable and secure, and better able to accommodate renewable energy by adapting to expanding solar and wind power. It means progress toward our goal of always-on power.
As part of the 2018 Grid Transformation Plan the company is seeking concurrence from the Virginia State Corporation Commission on the initial three years of a five-year plan to complete the Smart Meter deployment of 2.1 million smart meters, as well as streamlining integration of renewables while ensuring safe and reliable service to all customers.