Wednesday Morning Rundown

High above Reston Town Center/Credit: Chris Niewinski

Cold Snap Means Energy Spike — Dominion Virginia Power’s 2.5 million customers set an all-time record for usage on Friday. Dominion supplied a peak of 21,651 megawatts of electricity at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20.That is an increase of more than 1,500 megawatts over the previous peak, which was a summer mark of 20,061 megawatts set on July 22, 2011. One megawatt supplies enough electricity at peak for approximately 250 homes. The previous winter peak of 19,870 megawatts was set on Jan. 8, 2015. [Dominion Virginia Power]

Ethics Reform At County Level? — The Virginia General Assembly is working on proposed ethics legislation, but will it work in Northern Virginia government, where most jurisdictions are run at the county level? [Fairfax Times]

Herndon Firefighter Ready To Compete — Douglas Shaw, a firefighter, will compete in the World Police & Fire Games in Fairfax County this summer. He has been swimming in the biennial games since 2001. [Fairfax Times]

FISH Fling Fun Coming Soon — Tickets are now available for Herndon-Reston FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help)’s 10th Annual FISH Fling Gala & Fundraiser on Saturday, March 14 at the Hyatt Dulles. FISH helps local residents who need emergency funds for rent, utilities and other necessities. [Herndon-Reston FISH]

Photo: Reston Town Center from high above/Credit: Chris Niewinski 

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