April 16, 2014
Dominion Virginia Power was at the Virginia Employment Commission Wednesday letting customers know about programs that can help them not only pay their bills, but even find a job.
Dominion's EnergyShare program provides funds on a case-by-case basis for seniors, the unemployed, and anyone who may have received a disconnection notice. LeRoy Adkins, Dominion's community outreach coordinator, says it's a last resort option for many in the Commonwealth.
"It has been around for more than 30 years, but it's a program that if all other benefits have been exhausted they can apply for this program. So it's very helpful for the unemployed as well," Adkins said.
The program is year round and helps folks who need heating to keep warm in the winter, and cooling in the hot summer months.
Adkins also shared tips to conserve energy as another way people can save money on their electric bill. He says using energy-efficient bulbs is a great option.
Dominion also spread the word about job opportunities, especially for military veterans. According to Dominion, energy jobs are in high demand , and some military training skills can be directly applied to the energy industry.