As energy costs continue to rise, please be aware that resources are available to minimize the financial burden and to assist with payments already owed.
Those who are having difficulty paying bills currently should call the utility company to work out a payment plan to avoid additional fees associated with the reconnection of service. Special programs include budget billing, the Customer Assistance Program (CAP), the Customer Assistance Referral and Evaluation Program (CARES), and the Low-Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP). More information can be found here. Applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can be found here.
Ratepayers may also be able to immediately lower their energy bills by switching to a competing electric and natural gas supplier using PAPowerSwitch.com and PAGasSwitch.com. Read all terms thoroughly to understand if the contract includes a fixed or variable rate before making a decision.
Of course, the most effective way for Pennsylvania to combat rising energy costs is for lawmakers to unleash our state’s energy potential, which is why Senate Republicans are prioritizing the advancement of policies that create greater energy independence.