July 21, 2010
Dominion Virginia Power customers in Virginia are using more electricity this summer to keep cool as temperatures in the high 90s persist.
Dominion says power usage rose by 13.7 percent in June compared to June 2009. Power usage from July 1 through July 18 jumped by 15.5 percent.
Dominion spokesman Dan Genest says the utility isn't having any problems keeping up with the demand for electricity. Another Dominion spokesman, Chuck Penn, says the increased demand for electricity won't cause any shortages or outages.
But the utility is asking customers to conserve energy to reduce
their monthly costs.