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ENERGYSHARE GIVING GOES OVER $1 MILLION FOR FIRST TIME

 RICHMOND, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its 10-year history, more than $1 million has been contributed in one season by Virginia Power's customers and partners to EnergyShare, the company's winter heating assistance program for needy people.
 As of April 16, contributions to the 1992-93 EnergyShare program totaled $1,035,204, a 28 percent increase over the $809,954 contributed by the same period last year.
 "What a wonderful gift for our most needy neighbors," said Eva S. Teig, vice president-public affairs. "Thanks go to our customers and EnergyShare partners who have kept up their giving or increased it during these tough economic times and encouraged others to join."
 EnergyShare has helped almost 11,000 people this season. In its 10- year history, about 142,000 people have received EnergyShare assistance.
 EnergyShare can pay any energy bill -- gas, electricity, coal, wood or oil. All contributions are tax deductible.
 Each year, Virginia Power asks its customers to add $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $25 or $35 to their monthly bills as contributions to EnergyShare. Customers also can take advantage of a bill insert envelope that appears in winter statements or mail in contributions in another envelope to EnergyShare, P.O. Box 12083, Richmond, Va. 23241.
 Funds collected through the program are distributed by local non-profit agencies in the Virginia Power service area to eligible individuals who have exhausted all other forms of fuel assistance. Virginia Power pays all administrative costs.
 Industrial customers, small and large commercial customers, electric cooperatives, municipal electric systems, energy suppliers, churches and civic groups are EnergyShare partners. They have contributed money to the program or promoted it among their employees, customers or members.
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 /CONTACT: James W. Norvelle of Virginia Power, 804-771-6115/


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