At the beginning of May, we told you about the 5 new energy conservation programs that Dominion began offering to our customers. These programs will help customers manage their energy usage and costs.
One program that I’d like to tell you more about is our Smart Cooling Rewards program. Participants in this program is will receive $40 for every summer they participate for allowing Dominion to cycle their air-conditioning on and off for short periods during times of high energy demand in the summer months. This program helps us manage energy costs by reducing the need to import electricity from outside sources and relieving the pressures on our electrical system. By easing the strain on the power grid for even a few minutes, our customers can help control energy costs and keep his/her power reliable.
Dominion will install a device, also known as a smart switch, on the outside of the home’s air-conditioning unit. During periods of high demand - usually on the hottest few days of the summer- we will cycle on and off your air conditioner compressor. The fan will stay on, circulating already cooled air, and you’ll be saving energy when it’s needed the most.
Today this program is available to customers living in the Charlottesville, VA region of our service territory. We will continue to offer in additional areas as we grow the program, including offering the program to customers in the Alexandria area later this summer. Find out if we are in your area and learn more about this program and our other energy conservation programs at our website.
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