In recent years, we have increased funding and expanded the program to include free home energy assessments and energy efficiency upgrades for customers approved for bill assistance. EnergyShare-funded upgrades provide sustainable savings on energy bills through energy conservation. For more information, see our brochure of EnergyShare (see version in Spanish).
Dominion Energy provides an annual report on the program each year. Read the latest report .
EnergyShare supports customers in two different ways
1. Bill payment assistance
EnergyShare is a crisis program of last resort that helps pay energy bills for any type of heating and cooling source (wood, oil, natural gas, propane, kerosene, electricity) for those who qualify. EnergyShare is not based on income, so any customer in crisis is eligible to apply.
Client applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility. If approved, the benefit is paid directly to the customer's energy provider.
People over the age of 60 may be eligible for extra help. Military veterans and those living with disabilities may qualify for an additional $500 benefit if you participate in the Department of Veterans Services or Centers for Independent Living voucher programs.
Due to the financial impact of COVID-19, EnergyShare eligibility guidelines have been temporarily expanded to help more people in the community.
Military veterans and people with disabilities may qualify for additional EnergyShare assistance through the Department of Veterans Services and the Centers for Independent Living.
2. Air conditioning
Customers who receive bill payment assistance from EnergyShare are eligible to receive a free home energy assessment and installation of free energy efficiency upgrades to help save on their energy costs.
- Weatherization activities have resumed as the Commonwealth has moved into Phase 3 of reopening. The safety and well-being of our HVAC customers and partners is paramount. Enhanced security measures have been put in place and projects are being scheduled at the discretion of HVAC partners and our customers.
- Upgrades may include*
- LED lighting
- Low flow shower heads
- Faucet aerators
- Attic/Floor Insulation
- Hot Water Pipe Wrap Insulation
- Hot water heater tank wrap
- Commissioning of the heat pump
- air conditioning tuning
- Air and Duct Sealing
- High Efficiency Center Furnace Fan Motor Replacement