Environmental

As part of our corporate responsibility approach, we strive to protect the environment by minimizing our impact, improving the sustainability of our operations, executing our Climate Strategy and finding opportunities to enhance the ecosystems we interact with.

Environmental Compliance ExcellenceOur Environmental Policy guides our commitment to environmental stewardship. Our environmental management system and Environmental Compliance Assessment Program help to ensure we maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations.READ MORE Emissions ReductionsWe believe climate change is among the most important issues of our time, and we’re committed to doing our part to ensure a sustainable future for the communities we serve. We’re targeting carbon neutrality by 2050, with an interim 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions under our direct control by 2030, based on 2019 levels.READ MORE Fostering PollinatorsWe believe the utility industry is uniquely positioned to create and support habitats where declining pollinator populations can thrive. We’ve set a goal to create 225 acres of biodiverse pollinator habitats by 2025 by planting seed mix in our transmission rights-of-way.READ MORE Electrifying
the Economy
Electrification is an opportunity to significantly reduce our region’s carbon footprint and enable our customers to thrive in a low-carbon future. We are installing electric vehicle charging stations as part of our participation in a Maryland pilot program and are awaiting regulatory approval for a similar program in New Jersey.READ MORE
Clean EnergyWe’ve set a goal to own at least 50 MW of solar generation in West Virginia by 2025, and we continue to connect our customers’ distributed energy resources with our grid. We facilitated more than 158,000 interconnection projects between 2018 and 2020.READ MORE Energy Efficiency
In 2020, our energy efficiency programs helped customers save over 1 million MWh of electricity. To continue these efforts, our goal is to help customers achieve cumulative electricity reductions in excess of 7.5 million MWh between 2021 and 2025.
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Fleet ElectrificationWe’re targeting 30% electrification of our light-duty and aerial truck fleet by 2030, and full electrification by 2050. Moving forward, 100% of new vehicle purchases for this fleet will now be electric or hybrid.READ MORE Waste ReductionOur Wood Pole Diversion Program helped us divert 249 tons of wood poles from landfills in 2020. This and other company recycling programs help us minimize waste and mitigate our impact on the environment.READ MORE Water ConservationOur leachate recycling process at the Harrison Power Station reduces the amount of water we withdraw from the nearby river by about 100 gallons per minute, or approximately 52.5 million gallons annually.READ MORE
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