Energy 2023: ROBERT M. ‘BOB’ BLUE
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT and CEO, DOMINION ENERGY, RICHMOND
Dominion’s CEO since 2020, Blue leads the Fortune 500 utility’s 17,000 employees, serving nearly 7 million customers in 13 states. Dominion also is powering ahead on its $9.8 billion, 176-turbine offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach. Upon its projected 2026 completion, it will produce 2.6 gigawatts of energy, support 1,100 direct and indirect full-time jobs and provide electricity to 660,000 homes. The development is part of Dominion’s goal to reach net-zero carbon and methane emissions by 2050.
In July, Dominion sold its remaining interest in the Cove Point natural gas liquefaction facility in Maryland to Berkshire Hathaway Energy for $3.5 billion. Dominion sold stakes in its gas transmission and storage assets to Berkshire in 2020 after canceling plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
A University of Virginia and Yale Law School graduate, Blue joined the utility in 2005 as managing director of state affairs and corporate policy and was director of policy and counselor for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner during Warner’s term as governor. Blue serves as vice chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute board and is a member of the University of Virginia’s board.