Virginia Energy Patterns and Trends Electronic Database

Virginia Energy Patterns and Trends (VEPT) is an internet presentation of information pertinent to the interests and economic well-being of Virginia's citizens. VEPT makes energy information from a wide range of original sources easily accessible to the public, elected officials, government agencies, industry, educators, homeowners, and other parties. VEPT includes up-to-date information on energy production, distribution, and use within the state of Virginia. The database assists theVirginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research (VCCER) in responding to information requests from the general public and legislative bodies.

The Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research initiated work on VEPT in 1998 with DMME funding. The goals of the VEPT web site are to:

  • Serve as an authoritative reference source for data and information on energy production, distribution/transportation, consumption and use in Virginia
  • Serve as an information resource that will promote understanding of the Virginia energy economy by the general public
  • Provide the legislature, the energy industry, and the public with information that will assist and support intelligent choices by energy consumers
  • Web site maintenance and improvements are made possible by a grant from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.