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Having a Hard Time Paying Your Heating Bill?

EnergyShare applications for 2023 are now open! 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. October 1 – May 31st heating assistance support of $800 is available. Any Virginia resident in this crisis can apply for this credit. Call 2-1-1 or visit 211virginia.org for a referral to your local EnergyShare agency. Trained professionals can provide referrals to resources for utility assistance, basic human needs, child care, elder care, housing assistance and more. Help is available 24/7.

In addition, ECNV and other Centers for Independent Living can help people with disabilities who receive SSI or SSDI benefits qualify for an additional $500 benefit once a calendar year through a voucher program. You can email us at info@ecnv.org and ask for help applying for the energy credit for people with disabilities. There are similar assistance programs for military veterans and seniors ages 60 and over.

Weatherization Assistance

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

For more information, check out the EnergyShare brochure (also view the Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese versions).