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Friday, March 27, 2009

Power e-billing supports tree-planting program

Dominion Virginia Power customers who sign up for electronic billing and payment can save themselves time and money -- and help teach students lessons in environmental stewardship.

The state's largest electric company is offering customers two paperless billing programs that eliminate the expense of postage stamps and paper checks:

eBills notifies customers by e-mail that their bill is available for viewing online.

BillMail provides an e-mail bill that can be viewed and paid using e-mail alone.

For each new enrollment in April, the companies that operate the two paperless programs will donate $1 to Dominion Virginia Power's Project Plant It! program, an effort to educate children, plant trees and improve the environment.

About 422,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers already have signed up for electronic billing.

Project Plant It! is a partnership between Dominion Virginia Power, the Arbor Day Foundation and local school districts in areas where the company operates.

This year, nearly 29,000 elementary school students in Virginia will learn about the value of trees to the ecosystem and how to recognize and care for them.

Each student who participates in the program will receive a tree seedling to plant on Arbor Day, which falls on April 24.

For more information about Dominion Virginia Power's electronic billing program, go to, click on the "Customer Service" link at the top of the page, and then click on the link for "Paperless Billing."

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