"Of the many ways Dominion Energy supports communities, the closest to my heart is EnergyShare," said
While EnergyShare has provided energy assistance to low-income and elderly Virginians for decades, in 2015 the program got a significant boost when Dominion Energy pledged
Since then, the company has partnered with many human services agencies and non-profit organizations to ramp up outreach and weatherization of homes. More than 18,800 homes have been weatherized and nearly 35,000 people have received assistance, including about 2,100 veterans and 2,300 individuals living with disabilities.
In addition, Dominion Energy has hosted more than 700 community outreach events to share practical tips on making wise energy decisions. By changing consumption habits and adding energy-efficiency measures, recent participants have reduced energy usage by 7.5 percent on average.
"We could not have reached these milestones without the steadfast support of our partners," said Blue. "We now work with nearly 100 intake agencies and other partners to provide this assistance."
Several of those partnering agencies were recently recognized by Dominion Energy for their outstanding and long-term support of EnergyShare.
The company also honored three state agencies for their expertise and guidance in helping vulnerable populations, including veterans, the elderly and people struggling with homelessness and disabilities.
EnergyShare began on a small scale in 1982 to help people in the
By providing help when it's needed the most, EnergyShare can alleviate the pressure of mounting energy bills and help people better manage energy costs in the future. To apply for assistance, customers can call 2-1-1 any time of day for a referral to their local EnergyShare agency. For program and eligibility details, visit https://www.dominionenergy.com/community/energy-assistance/energyshare-va.
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