The health and safety of the elderly is a top priority as the heat and humidity of summer have arrived. Dominion Energy, through its EnergyShare program, will deliver 156 window air conditioning units to the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority for distribution to eligible elderly residents on Aug. 16, 2018.  The following will be in attendance: State Senator Dick Saslaw,  City Councilmember Willie Bailey and Keith Pettigrew, ARHA Chief Executive Officer as Dominion Energy Executives present the units.

Dominion Energy will also help pay for the cost of running the units and, along with Community Housing Partners, provide energy saving tips to these residents to help them stay comfortable, save energy and lower their bills year-round.   This effort is possible due to the Grid Transformation and Security Act (Senate Bill 966), which became law July 1 and includes an expansion of the company-funded heating and cooling assistance program, EnergyShare.

“In the brutal heat like we’ve had recently, these A/C units could be a lifesaver, especially for the elderly or the children, and will provide a far better quality of life for all our residents regardless of age," said Mayor Allison Siberberg.