EnergyShare for Small Business Program

Small business owner


The United Way Association of South Carolina is partnering with Dominion Energy South Carolina to temporarily expand Dominion's EnergyShare program to assist small general service customers with electric service through EnergyShare for Small Business.

Dominion Energy South Carolina has pledged $1 million to help provide energy bill relief for eligible small businesses, nonprofits, and houses of worship in its South Carolina service territory. The program funding will be covered by shareholders and will not impact customer rates. Qualified businesses may be eligible for one-time assistance with their Dominion Energy electric bill up to $1,000.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a for-profit business owned and independently operated, nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status, or house of worship.

  • Must be licensed to do business in Dominion Energy's service territory with an active, business account separate from personal account(s).

  • Must have arrearages equal to or more than $500, plus current charges.

  • Must have electric service with Dominion Energy South Carolina.

  • Must employ 50 or fewer people as of January 1, 2023.

  • Must be considered a small general service customer as determined by DESC on a qualifying rate.*

* Qualifying rate schedules include rates 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, or 28. Industrial customers are excluded from this subject group.


  • Franchises or other business arrangements in which utility accounts are maintained by a parent company.

  • Government-owned business entities (except for businesses owned or controlled by a Native American Tribe).

  • A business principally engaged in rental property by residential, commercial or industrial tenants.



EnergyShare for Small Business Fact Sheet


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