Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Here’s something: Dominion customers will see reduced bills starting May

(WYDaily/Courtesy Adobe)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Adobe)

Dominion Energy said its typical customer in Virginia can expect to see their bill drop by about $6 per month starting May 1.

The reduction is because of a drop in the fuel charge, the cost of fuel for power stations.

“In addition, the company’s rapidly increasing renewable portfolio in the Commonwealth reduces both fuel costs and carbon emissions,” Dominion spokeswoman Bonita Harris said in a news release. “The company accelerated the adjustment to provide the savings to customers two months earlier than in past years.”

Other updates

Dominion is not currently disconnecting service for nonpayment, but the company encourages customers to pay their bill as they normally would to help avoid a larger balance later.

Customers who have fallen behind on their bill can set up a payment arrangement here or calling 866-366-4357.

Dominion officials said the company offers both short-term payment extensions and long-term payment plans to help manage your balance. There are no fees associated with these.

  • Short-Term Payment Extensions: For electric customers in Virginia and North Carolina, a Payment Extension provides more time to pay your bill. Customers should visit our website to make payment extensions on Manage Account. Customers who have not signed up are encouraged to do so.
  • Long-Term Payment Plans: Payment Plan is an agreement to pay your current bill and a set amount towards a past due balance, each month. It divides the past due balance into equal payments. Customers can make long-term payment plans on Manage Account by visiting Dominiion’s website.

Energy Assistance Programs

Energy assistance is not limited to low income customers, but anyone facing hardship:

  • 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.  Help is available 24/7.


John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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