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Energy Facilities



This map shows power generating facilities from the Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID). eGrid is a comprehensive source of data on the environmental characteristics of almost all electric power generated in the United States.
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Home Energy Saver


The Home Energy Saver ™ (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes.

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NREL In My Backyard Tool




The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) IMBY tool estimates the electricity you can produce with a solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind turbine at your home or business. IMBY uses a map-based interface to allow you to choose the exact location of your PV array or wind turbine and then estimates the electricity production you can expect from your system. Click on the the IMBY logo above to go to the IMBY tool.

Green Power Locator


The table shown here summarizes green power products available from energy providers in Virginia. These products include utility green pricing programs, retail green power products offered in competitive electricity markets, and renewable energy certificate (REC) products sold separate from electricity.

State-Specific Utility Green Pricing Programs
(last updated August 2010)

Utility Program Type
AEP Appalachian Power Green Pricing Option low impact hydro
Dominion Virginia Power / 3Degrees Dominion Green Power biomass, wind, landfill gas, solar
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NREL Biopower





The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Biopower tool is an interactive geospatial application allowing users to view biomass resources, infrastructure, and other relevant information. Clicking on the Biopower logo above will take you to the Bio-power tool website. There you can select a location on the map, quantify the biomass resources available within a user-defined radius, and then estimate the total thermal energy or power that could be generated by recovering a portion of that biomass.
Fuel Cost Calculator


Click below to find out how much you can save by improving your fuel economy using the U.S. Department of Energy fuel cost calculator.

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Energy Star Tip of the Day





Appliance Rebate Programs


Click here to find out about the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program in Virginia
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