Grid & Substation Security

Media coverage has highlighted the electric utility industry’s commitment to physical and cyber security.

If you see out-of-the-ordinary or suspicious activity near a Dominion Energy facility, call 800-684-8486. In an emergency, always call 911.

Articles and Information Resources

The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation's electrical systems.

ten-part series of stories from National Public Radio has been published on The April 2009 series examines the costs, the politics and other challenges of upgrading the country's electricity grid.

National Geographic Magazine has published an extensively researched feature article, The 21st Century Grid, outlining the need for additional infrastructure to support the growing need for modern living and green energy. The article also includes a Photo Gallery, interactive maps, energy saving tips, and a link to additional consumer information called The Great Energy Challenge.

Virginia Energy Sense is an information source for the Commonwealth of Virginia designed to assist citizens seeking ways to lower their monthly energy bills. Our energy use is growing. Houses have been getting bigger, generally speaking, and we own more devices that require more power. On the site, select "Energy 101" to learn more.