Non-Residential Prescriptive FAQs - VA

Program Overview

What types of measures can receive incentives as part of the Non-Residential Prescriptive program?

The Non-Residential Prescriptive program offers rebates for energy efficiency improvements made in your facility. Some of the available measures include duct testing and sealing, HVAC system tune-up, and upgrades to refrigeration systems and commercial kitchen appliances. You may refer to the rebate chart for a complete list.

Do I have to use a contractor listed on the site to perform the audit?

Yes. Only qualified measures performed by a contractor participating in the Non-Residential Prescriptive program will be eligible for incentives. Contact a local, participating contractor (here's a list).

Participation and Eligibility

Why should I participate?

The Non-Residential Prescriptive program provides you with:

  • Access to pre-qualified contractors who can perform the energy efficiency improvements for your facility
  • Improve the energy efficiency and reduce energy use in your facility when the installations are complete
  • Financial incentives that help to offset cost for installing the recommended improvements

What are the steps to participate?

  • Contact a local, participating contractor (here's a list).
  • Have your contractor complete the initial assessment to reserve rebate funding with our program representative.
  • Install qualifying energy efficient measures
  • Have your contractor submit a rebate application on your behalf

Who is eligible to participate?

This program is open to Dominion Energy Virginia business customers who have not opted out of participation, are not exempt by statute, or not under special contract. Customers must be responsible for their own electric bill and either be the owner of the building or able to secure permission from the building owner to have measures performed. 

If I don’t own the building, can I still participate?

Yes. If you are responsible for the electric bill and are either the owner of the building or reasonably able to secure permission from the building owner to have the energy assessment conducted and identified improvements completed.

Will it cost me anything to participate?

The participating contractor you choose to complete your project will provide the cost for installing your selected equipment. Upon completion of the work, a rebate will be submitted on your behalf, so your out-of-pocket cost will vary depending upon the rebate you receive for the equipment installed. Rebates must be submitted within 45 days of completed work.

Can I participate in this program and then choose to Opt Out shortly thereafter?

No. If you participate in a program and receive a rebate, you cannot Opt Out for three years following the year of participation. Example: Participation takes place in 2018; customer cannot Opt Out in years 2019, 2020, 2021 and will regain the ability to file an application for the 2022 season between January 1, 2022, and March 1, 2022. Customers must also have a verified electric history of using more than 500 kilowatts but no more than 10 megawatts that meet certain requirements to be eligible for Opt Out.

Rebate Information

What is the rebate amount that I can expect to earn with the Non-Residential Prescriptive program?

Refer to the rebate chart.

When will I receive my rebate?

Please allow up to 90 days from the date all required information is received to process your rebate. Payment will be issued to the account holder and mailing address on record with Dominion Energy - unless the customer has authorized the rebate to be paid to the contractor. It is the responsibility of the customer to assure that all requirements for the rebate are met. Failure to provide any of the required information will delay processing of your application and could result in non-payment.

How can I check the status of my rebate?

Upon submission of your rebate, an email will be sent to the email address provided on the rebate form confirming the rebate has been submitted for processing. You may also call 1-888-366-8280 to check the status of your rebate.

What if I have additional questions?

Contact us at 1-888-366-8280.