DOMINION: 100 Years and Going Strong

In the summer of 2009, Dominion launched a year-long celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of its electric business.

While the company can trace its corporate roots to the late 1790s, it was the formation of Virginia Railway and Power Company on June 29, 1909, that marked the beginning of modern-day Dominion. On that day, three separate streetcar lines in Richmond were merged into one.

Over the next two decades, the company grew into a reputable supplier of light and power and trolley car service, as well as a distributor of natural gas. In 1925, marking a shift from transportation to electricity, Stone & Webster Inc. purchased the company, merged it with the Spotsylvania Co. of Fredericksburg and created Virginia Electric and Power Co., or VEPCO.

To commemorate this historic occasion, a traveling exhibit appeared at various Dominion locations and culminated in the spring of 2010 with the publication of a book chronicling the company's century-long progress.

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