ONE Future member, Dominion Energy, has a core mission of providing clean, safe, affordable, and reliable energy to millions of American homes and businesses. As part of this core mission, the company has taken meaningful action to reduce both carbon and methane emissions across its footprint. Since 2010, Dominion Energy has reduced methane emissions by 25%, and is on track to achieve a 65% reduction by 2030 and an 80% reduction by 2040. Ultimately, the company has committed to achieving net zero emissions for both carbon and methane by 2050.
Their progress has come through a comprehensive approach of reducing or eliminating gas venting during planned maintenance and inspections, replacing targeted infrastructure and equipment with lower-emission equipment, and expanding leak detection and repair programs. After recently piloting Zero Emissions Vacuum and Compression (ZEVAC®) technology to capture and recycle natural gas during maintenance and inspection, Dominion Energy purchased 20 more units for widespread use across its distribution and transmission pipeline systems. Overall, these methane reduction efforts have prevented more than 250,000 mt of methane from entering the atmosphere over the past decade, equivalent to taking almost 1.3 million non-EV cars off the road every year or planting 103 million new trees.
Dominion Energy is taking bold steps to help other industries reduce their methane emissions, as well. It has partnered with the nation’s largest pork and dairy producers to capture waste methane from our nation’s farms and convert it to clean, renewable energy. And ongoing investments in LNG will help maritime shipping vessels convert from diesel to the lower-carbon alternative.