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LEAP to Implement Dominion’s Expanded EnergyShare Program for Cville/Albemarle Families in Need

Dominion Virginia Power volunteers will be in Charlottesville this week doing general repairs and helping with energy efficiency installations to three homes, highlighting the recently expanded EnergyShare program implemented locally by the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP). The homes selected are part of an ongoing collaboration between LEAP and the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP). The work is part of a five-week volunteer blitz where Dominion will weatherize more than 10 homes and several shelters across Virignia to highlight the expanded EnergyShare program which helps qualifying elderly, income-qualified residents and military veterans and disabled Virginians.

“Dominion is expanding its EnergyShare program with the aim of helping more than twice as many people as we have in the past,” said Ken Barker, Dominion vice president of Community Relations. “We can make a big difference in Virginia by assisting elderly and low income residents as well as military veterans by maximizing the effect of our assistance, weatherization and education programs.

“A family shouldn’t have to choose whether to pay their energy bills or buy a child’s school supplies. And a senior shouldn’t skip filling a prescription to keep the heat on in the winter,” said Andrew Grigsby, LEAP’s Executive Director. “Dominion’s EnergyShare program helps us bring our proven energy efficiency expertise and resources to those residents who need it most. LEAP is proud to be a provider of this program in the Charlottesville area. Give us a call!”

For more information on the EnergyShare opportunities in Charlottesville and to find out if you’re eligible, visit http://leap-va.org/services/energyshare/ or call LEAP at 434.227.4666.

 

EnergyShare basics:

 

  • Dominion has committed $57 million to expand its EnergyShare program over five years with the aim of helping more than twice as many people as it has in the past. This came out of legislation passed by the General Assembly earlier this year.
  • The program will be implemented locally by LEAP to City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County residents.
  • These programs are available to qualified owners and renters who have permission to make improvements to their residence. Eligible residences can be single-family, multi-family, or mobile homes.
  • Qualifying customers will receive a free energy assessment and free energy-saving measures that may include:

ENERGY STAR® qualified LED light bulbs

  • Efficient, low-flow showerheads
  • Efficient, low-flow faucet aerators
  • Pipe wrap insulation for hot water pipes
  • Attic insulation and air sealing
  • Heat pump and AC tune-up

As LEAP implements the EnergyShare program in Charlottesville, the community engagement and energy savings of its participants will support the City’s Energize!Charlottesville campaign to win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. More information is available at www.energizecville.org.