Dominion Energy’s EnergyShare Program provides assistance to customers in two different ways:
Bill Payment Assistance
EnergyShare is a crisis program that helps pay energy bills for any type of heating and cooling source (wood, oil, natural gas, propane, kerosene, electric) for those who qualify. EnergyShare is not income based so any customer in crisis is eligible to apply. June 1 – September 30, cooling assistance support of $300 is available. Due to the financial impact of COVID-19, the EnergyShare eligibility guidelines have been temporarily expanded to assist more people in the community.
ECNV and other Centers for Independent Living can help people with disabilities who receive SSI or SSA benefits qualify for an additional $500 benefit through a voucher program. There are similar assistance programs for military veterans and seniors ages 60 and over.
Customers who receive EnergyShare bill payment assistance are eligible to receive a free home energy assessment and the installation of free energy efficiency upgrades to help save on their energy costs.
Weatherization Assistance activities have resumed as the Commonwealth has moved to Phase 3 of reopening. Enhanced safety measures have been put in place and projects are being scheduled at the discretion of the weatherization partners and our customers and installation may be available based on observations made during the home energy audit.
Upgrades may include:
- LED lighting
- Low-flow shower heads
- Faucet aerators
- Attic/floor insulation
- Hot water pipe wrap insulation
- Hot water heater tank wrap
- Heat pump tune-up
- A/C tune-up
- Air and duct sealing
- ENERGY STAR refrigerator replacement
- High efficiency central furnace fan motor replacement