MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 28, 2017)
– Atlantic City Electric customers have an opportunity to take advantage of important energy assistance available
through the Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Utility customers in New Jersey can
begin submitting their LIHEAP applications now to secure their grant, which can
provide as much as $1,000 toward their energy bill.
LIHEAP is a federal program, administered by the New Jersey
Department of Community Affairs that provides assistance to individuals who are
having trouble paying their electric, or other energy bills. Homeowners,
renters, roomers and subsidized housing tenants may be eligible. Customers can
apply for LIHEAP through April 30, 2018 through a network of local agencies, or
by calling 1-800-510-3102 or visiting energyassistance.nj.gov.
“We understand that our customers may face financial
challenges in meeting their energy needs, so we help them secure the essential
energy assistance they need to keep their lights on,” said Vince Maione,
Atlantic City Electric region president. “LIHEAP provides important grant money
that customers do not have to pay back. Grants are provided first come, first
served so it is essential that customers submit their applications now.”
Atlantic City Electric provides important information to
customers about energy assistance in many ways including direct mail, bill
inserts, at community events, even engaging with local churches and other
gathering places. This year, the company worked with the Atlantic City Contact
Center to hire nearly 10 new customer service representatives who are
contacting customers, who may be in need, to connect them with energy
More than 130
representatives of non-profit and government agencies also recently attended
Atlantic City Electric’s annual Energy Assistance Summit at the company’s
headquarters in Mays Landing, N.J. The event provided attendees information on
energy assistance programs and resources available for New Jersey residents.
In addition to LIHEAP, many other energy
assistance programs are available for energy customers across South Jersey. They
Customers also can
receive financial assistance through Helping Hands, a program, funded by
Atlantic City Electric, providing $4 million to help struggling customers meet
their energy needs during the next four years. These funds are annually
dispersed to low-income residents through the Affordable Housing Alliance, New
Jersey SHARES, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Camden and the People for
Electric will work with customers who may have difficulty in paying their
electric bill and offers budget billing and payment plans. For more information,
call Atlantic City Electric’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-642-3780.
information about energy assistance programs, visit atlanticcityelectric.com/help,
visit nj211.org or call 211, New Jersey’s non-emergency helpline,
available 24/7 throughout the state.
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