RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Dominion Energy customers will see a $6 discount on their bill each month beginning this week.
Starting on May 1, customers will save $6 on future Dominion Energy bills as the result of falling fuel price costs.
"The reduction is driven by the outstanding performance of our generation fleet in Virginia, particularly our combined cycle power stations which provided excellent reliability and affordability to our customers while also reducing carbon emissions by displacing coal," Dominion Energy said in a release on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Dominion is offering short-term payment extensions and long-term payment plans to customers who are having trouble paying their energy bill.
Additionally, Energy Assistance is available not only to low income customers, but to anyone facing hardship. See below for information on programs offered through the State and by Dominion Energy.
- Who to Contact for Resources: 2-1-1 Virginia.
If you're past due on your energy bill, dial 2-1-1 or visit 211virginia.org [211virginia.org]. Trained professionals can provide referrals to resources for utility assistance, basic human needs, child care, elder care, housing assistance and more. Help is available 24/7.
- Virginia Department of Social Services: The Virginia Department of Social Services offers three ways to assist customers with energy bills. For details and to screen for eligibility and/or apply online through CommonHelp [commonhelp.virginia.gov], visit Virginia Department of Social Services website [dss.virginia.gov].
- Dominion Energy EnergyShare program: EnergyShare [dominionenergy.com] is our energy assistance program of last resort available to anyone who faces financial hardship. In addition to aiding low-income and elderly residents, the program is also available to individuals with disabilities and military veterans facing financial challenges. A list of agencies is available. [dominionenergy.com]