Due to the coronavirus, we have suspended all service disconnections for nonpayment at this time. Assistance is available to individuals and families who may be struggling financially due to the pandemic.
EnergyShare® - Providing a helping hand for those who need it most
EnergyShare is our year-round energy assistance program, helping qualified customers with bill payment assistance since 1982.
In 2015, EnergyShare expanded to include free home energy assessments and energy efficiency upgrades for customers who received bill assistance. In 2018, EnergyShare further strengthened its commitment to the community by not only helping families in financial crisis to make their homes more energy efficient, but also increasing funding to pay for the cost of heating and cooling their homes. Upgrades funded by EnergyShare provide permanent energy bill savings through energy conservation. For more information, check out our brochure.
Dominion Energy provides an annual report on the program each year.
Due to the financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals and their families, the EnergyShare eligibility guidelines have been temporarily expanded to assist more in the community.
How does it work?
EnergyShare provides assistance to customers in two different ways:
- 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, electric) for those who qualify. Individuals and families who are struggling financially may apply for assistance once per season. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility. Individuals 60 and older are eligible for additional assistance. Military veterans and those individuals living with disabilities may qualify for an additional $500 benefit if participating in the voucher programs of the Department of Veteran Services or the Centers for Independent Living.
|Dates||Oct. 1 - May 31||June 1 - Sept. 30|
*COVID-19 response guideline change
Due to our concern for the safety and well-being of our customers and weatherization partners during the COVID-19 pandemic, all weatherization services are being temporarily suspended until further notice.
How to Apply
In Virginia, call 2-1-1 or visit 211virginia.org for a referral to your local EnergyShare agency or view a list of local EnergyShare agencies. In addition, these trained professionals can provide referrals to other resources such as those for basic human needs, child care, elder care, housing assistance and more.
How to Contribute
- Simply add $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $25, or $35 to the amount due on your bill.
- Overpayments in these exact amounts are automatically recognized as a contribution and will be documented on your next bill.
- Or mail a check for any amount (made payable to "EnergyShare") to EnergyShare, P O Box 91717, Richmond, VA 23291-9717.
For EnergyShare Agencies Only
- EnergyShare DatabaseEnergyShare agencies can authorize payments and generate reports online.
- Agency Web Access (AWA)EnergyShare intake agencies can access Dominion Energy customer account information online to view an applicant’s account status, bill and payment history, and make pledges.
For more information, call 1-888-366-8280
Other EnergyShare-Sponsored Programs
Dominion Energy: Senior Cool Care Program in Virginia
Senior Cool Care is a public-private partnership sponsored by Dominion Energy and administered by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services that helps low-income older citizens in Virginia keep cool during summer months.
The program provides one free single-room air conditioner to elderly Virginians who live within Dominion Energy’s service area and who meet eligibility requirements. Local Area Agencies on Aging administer Senior Cool Care by screening applicants and distributing air conditioners. A list of participating agencies is available by contacting the Virginia Department for the Aging at 1-800-552-3402.