Richmond, Va.

Richmond is connected to the high-voltage grid through Dominion Virginia Power, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 2005.

Population of Richmond: 217,853*

Total Dominion Virginia Power customers in the City of Richmond: 105,560**
Total Dominion Virginia Power customers in Richmond metro area: 510,355**

Fun facts:

  • The state capitol building was designed by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Patrick Henry gave his famous “give me liberty or give me death” speech in Richmond.
  • The first African American governor, Lawrence Douglas Wilder, was from Richmond.
  • Before becoming co-host of The Today Show on NBC, Matt Lauer hosted a local talk show in Richmond.

*2014 United States Census Bureau population estimate

**Dominion Virginia Power

***2013 Energy Information Administration data

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