EnergyShare Launches "100 Homes for 100 Veterans" Project
Dominion Energy will provide energy efficiency upgrades to at least 100 homes of Virginia veterans between now and Veterans Day 2019, under a new “100 Homes for 100 Veterans” project.
In partnership with the Department of Veterans Services, the company will offer free upgrades and education to reduce energy usage and save money on energy bills. The projects may also include other home repairs and special needs to improve safety and comfort in the home.
The EnergyShare program was further expanded by the Grid Transformation and Security Act of 2018. The expansion included a $130 million commitment through 2028 to reach and help more Virginians through bill assistance, free weatherization and educational outreach.
To kick off “100 Homes for 100 Veterans,” Dominion Energy volunteers joined experts from project: Homes to weatherize the home of a Chesterfield County Navy veteran. The weatherization efforts by the volunteers included: sealing air leaks in the attic, ductwork, walls, windows and adding insulation, new outlets, CO2 and smoke detectors and more.
Mark Webb, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at Dominion Energy, spoke at the event, highlighting the company’s dedication to Veterans and the initiative.
“We view this as simply the right thing to do for our veterans – and let me emphasize once again – this is just the beginning,” said Webb.