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May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power paid nearly
$142 million in taxes to cities, counties and towns in
Virginia in 2012, approximately
$10 million more than in 2011.
The taxes are assessed annually on all of the company's real estate, property and power-related assets, including buildings, power stations, transmission and distribution power lines, substations and other facilities.
Louisa counties, home to two of the company's nuclear power stations, each received the single largest tax payments at about
"Our tax payments have increased over the past several years as we have improved system reliability and met increasing customer demand for electricity by adding new power generation and transmission facilities," said
Paul D. Koonce, chief executive officer. "We have a large economic impact on the state. These tax payments are vital to many Virginia communities."
Tax payments in 2012 were about
$10 million higher than in 2011. Payments to Virginia counties in 2012 totaled
$105.1 million, cities
$35.1 million and towns
In addition to
Louisa, among the largest payments were made to
Prince William County,
$8.5 million; the city of
$7.2 million; and the city of
$6 million. Typically, the largest payments are to localities where the company's electricity-generating power stations are sited.
A full list of the 2012 payments by locality is available online:
Virginia Power is a unit of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. Dominion has a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation. It also operates one of the nation's largest underground natural gas storage systems and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at
Save time, energy and postage by enrolling in Dominion's eBill paperless billing program at:https://www.dom.com/find-it-fast/payment-options/paperless-billing.jsp
SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power