Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Crew and trucks are ready to respond to calls throughout the storm heading toward the Northern Virginia area.
Dominion Virginia Power is expecting power outages considering the nature of the incoming storm. They've prepared their trucks and crews to service problem areas, said Le-Ha Anderson, manager for media and community relations, in a recent email to Patch. The Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service predicts "more than 5 inches possible with the potential for more than a foot somewhere within the watch area." Wet, heavy snow can weigh down tree limbs which can possibly make contact with power lines and cause power outages, Anderson explained. Dominion customers are encouraged to contact Dominion immediately at 1-866-DOM-HELP if they witness trees on power lines or leaning toward power lines. Anderson said it's best to stay away …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Nominations being accepted for Mayor's Volunteer Awards; MOMS Club of Herndon to discuss children's nutrition and diet.
1. Nominations are being accepted for the 29th annual Town of Herndon Mayor's Volunteer Appreciation Awards. Nominees are being accepted in the following categories: Outstanding Volunteers, Distinguished Service Award and Corporate Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted through March 18. To learn more about nomination criteria, click here. 2. Leadership Fairfax is holding an information session on the upcoming Lifetime Leadership Program at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Leadership Fairfax offices. The program was created for those who have a lifetime of accumulated skills and leadership experience and would like to use their knowledge to make a difference in the community. The spring program begins March 20. Click here to learn more. 3…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Callers are demanding immediate payment, usually by prepaid debit card.
Dominion Virginia Power is warning customers of a scam where a person on the phone claims to be a company employee and demands immediate payment of a bill. The caller tells customers their electric service will be cut off if the bill isn't paid within a few hours and usually requests payment by prepaid debit card. The caller migh falsely claim there's a problem with the customer's electric meter, which could lead to a fire if it isn't replaced immediately. They say Dominion will reimburse them later if they pay for it right away. Dominion says while they do call customers who have delinquent bills to remind them their payment is due, they never ask for specific payment information. Instead they direct customers on how they can make their …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The programs aren't free, but are designed to save homeowners money in the long run.
Dominion makes money based on the amount of electricity it sells its customers, but, the hitch is, there's only so much power on the grid to go around. That's why the utility company has launched four new energy conservation programs to teach homeowners how to cut back electricity usage and save money in the long run, explained Le-Ha Anderson, a spokeswoman for Dominion. And, as it turns out, autumn is the "perfect time" to audit your home's energy appetite, Anderson said. The new programs include: Home Energy Check-Up Duct Testing and Sealing Program Heat Pump Tune-Up Program Heat Pump Upgrade Program These programs are open to all Dominion customers in single family dwellings in Virginia. Some townhomes are eligible, too. Visit the …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Awards for Northern Virginia schools presented at Dominion's Herndon office.
Dominion Power awarded thousands of dollars in educational grants this month to schools throughout the Northern Virginia region. The grants ranged from $1,000 to $10,000. Schools that received grants include: • Greenville Elementary in Fauquier County • Bush Hill Elementary in Fairfax County • Newington Forest Elementary in Fairfax County • Potowmack Elementary in Loudoun County • The Alexandria Seaport Foundation • City of Manassas Public Schools • Prince William County Public Schools • Lord Fairfax Community College • Westlawn Elementary School in Fairfax County • Spotsylvania High School • Virginia Tech The education partnership awards program received about 200 submissions this year. Grant requests went through three rounds of judging …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch will continue to provide updates as the storm progresses.
Hurricane Sandy is beginning to pick up speed in Northern Virginia, and thousands of Herndon and Reston residents are already in the dark. Just more than 4,100 residents have lost their power along the Fairfax County Parkway, above Elden Street and below Wiehle Avenue, according to an interactive outage map from Dominion Virginia Power. In Fairfax County, Dominion is reporting 33,257 outages as of 8:13 p.m. To see the outage map, click here. Roads in the area have also started to close, with downed trees and power lines, as well as flooding, blocking traffic. The following Herndon area roads have been closed as of 8:11 p.m.: For a full list across Fairfax County click here. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Herndon Patch …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Hail the Trail right here in Herndon or at Trailfest in Ashburn.
The second Dominion Trail Mix will take place Saturday and will include a trail cleanup project, a walk/run/bike event as well as a festival and health expo. Trail Mix begins with Hail the Trail, the largest cleanup project to ever happen on the W&OD Trail. Hundreds of area community members will take to the trail from Loudoun County to Arlington County to beautify and clean the trail. In Herndon volunteers will meet at the Train Depot downtown from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to gather and clean the trail. Signup can be found online at www.dominiontrailmix.com. After the morning's trail cleanup, participants can head to Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn to take part in The Great Skedaddle where they can walk, run or bike along the W&OD …
Friday, August 17, 2012
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Friday, August 17, 2012
Employees from Dominion Power helped collect school supplies and donations for school supplies for students in need at area K-mart stores on Wednesday. Employees set up a bucket track at K-mart locations in Herndon, Springfield and Fredericksburg, inviting the community to drop off donations.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
McLean resident sits on board of directors, lacked power for six days.
Since Dominion Power has been much in the news recently, here are five things to know about the company that you may have praised or cursed this week. 1. William P. Barr, a McLean resident, is a member of the Dominion Power board of directors. His power was restored Thursday afternoon after six days without it. "No special treatment," Barr said in a note to McLean Patch. Barr, who joined the Dominion board in 2009, lives in the vicinity of Towlston Road which was hard hit by Friday night's high winds that left thousands without power. Barr was the Attorney General of the United States under George H.W. Bush from 1991-1993. He is a longtime McLean resident. 2. Dominion, headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation’s largest producers and…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sudden wind storm Friday night was one of the worst to hit Northern Virginia, leaving thousands without power.
In the aftermath of the powerful derecho storm that hit Northern Virginia Friday night, thousands are still without power three days later, suffering through high temperatures with no air-conditioning, watching food spoil and feeling disconnected without TV, Internet and in some cases phone service. On Monday afternoon, Dominion Power reported that about 160,000 in Northern Virginia were still without power. Many local residents checked into local hotels to escape the heat or found local coffee shops to charge up phones. Were you without power or are you still waiting for the lights to come back on? What do you miss most when the power goes out? Take our poll and feel free to add your comments about what you miss most when the power goes …