• Seven Dominion Energy gas companies receive highest industry safety awards for 2019
• American Gas Association recognizes top safety performers among 200 member utilities
• Focus on safety remains company’s top priority as communities confront the coronavirus pandemic
As communities across the nation manage the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus, Dominion Energy has been focused like never before on meeting the needs of our customers safely and reliably. Safety has always been Dominion Energy’s No. 1 core value, and it has been especially important as the company works tirelessly to safeguard the well-being of our customers during the pandemic.
In recognition of Dominion Energy’s strong track record for safety, seven of the company’s gas businesses recently received the American Gas Association’s highest awards for safety performance in 2019: Dominion Energy Carolina Gas Transmission, Dominion Energy Ohio, Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline, Dominion Energy South Carolina, Dominion Energy Transmission Inc., Dominion Energy Utah-Wyoming-Idaho, Dominion Energy West Virginia.
“While safety performance is measured in statistics, we know that safety is so much more than a number,” said Diane Leopold, Dominion Energy’s Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the American Gas Association. “It’s about protecting the well-being of our colleagues and our communities. These awards recognize the extraordinary care America’s gas utilities take every day to protect the people and families we serve. I am incredibly proud of our industry’s vigilance and dedication to safety, and I am especially grateful for the outstanding performance of my colleagues at Dominion Energy.”
In a video sent to all Dominion Energy employees, several company executives congratulate colleagues on their outstanding safety performance.
Locally, DECG’s 115 employees received top honors in the Medium Transmission Category, achieving the lowest rate of employees with days away, restricted, or transferred (DART) due to injury. Additionally, DECG was recognized by the American Gas Association for having the Lowest Motor Vehicle Accident Rate among all gas transmission companies.
Wayne Vermullen, General Manager of Dominion Energy Carolina Gas, attributes DECG’s safety performance to the team culture and daily commitment to safety. “DECG employees have a personal commitment to safety as individuals, for their families, towards one another as colleagues, and to the public through continuous safe and reliable operations,” said Vermullen. “I am so proud of our team for their hard work and dedication, as recognized by the American Gas Association, with not only one, but two awards for safety.”
About Dominion Energy
More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company is committed to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.