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Steps to Advance Virginia's Energy (SAVE) Program

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In 2011, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved the company's initial application filed pursuant to the SAVE Act. The SAVE Act allows natural gas utilities to implement a SAVE Plan encompassing eligible infrastructure replacement projects. The company initiated a five-year, $116 million program to replace 109 miles of main and 27,000 customer service lines.

In 2012, the SCC approved Washington Gas’ request to increase the scope of its SAVE Plan, adding $191.4 million over a five-year period to replace an additional 162 miles of main and 24,755 customer service lines by the end of 2017.

The SAVE Plan mandates all replacement projects must enhance safety or reliability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since the program’s inception, greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 44,011 tons, the equivalent of taking 9,266 cars off the road in Washington Gas’ service territory.

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