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Dominion Virginia and CheckFree Serves Customers, Supports Plant It Program

Dominion Virginia Power customers who sign up for eBill at http://www.dom.com/ will not only save time and money but also help teach students hands-on lessons about environmental stewardship.

For every Dominion Virginia Power customer who enrolls in the electronic billing and payment program from Sept. 1, 2008, through Oct. 31, 2008, CheckFree will contribute $1 to Dominion's Project Plant It! program, a community effort to educate children, plant trees and improve the environment.

"This partnership benefits Dominion customers, Virginia students and the environment by providing a convenient, economic method for paying bills that does not require paper, postage or the harvesting of trees," said William C. Hall Jr., vice president -- Corporate Communications & Community Affairs.

More than 375,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers currently pay their bills electronically through the electronic billing and payment services of CheckFree, now part of Fiserv Inc. According to a Javelin Strategy and Research study, if all U.S. households viewed and paid bills online they could save 16.5 million trees each year.

"E-bills help reduce clutter, save time and provide an easy way for all of us to make a difference in improving the environment," said Michelle Flint, vice president and group executive, Fiserv Internet Banking and Electronic Payments Group. "We are proud to participate with Dominion Virginia Power on the Project Plant It! program to help educate children about ways they can help preserve the environment."

Fiserv delivers electronic bills (e-bills) online for more than 400 companies in 29 countries, representing thousands of consumer brands and most of the bills common to a U.S. household. E-bills are electronic representations of paper bills that are securely delivered to a business or financial institution Website.

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