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Low-Income Rate Assistance

  • Home Energy Assistance
    Eligible customers will receive a fixed amount of $294 per year in seven monthly installments of $42 that are applied to the current bill. The credit will be applied to bills during peak heating and cooling months and cannot be used to reduce arrearages. Customers must use electric heat and have household income at or below 110% of federal poverty guideline to participate.
  • The Department of Social Services Preventive Assistance Program initiative assists families with an energy payment of up to $300 per family if payment would prevent removal of a child from the family or assist in reuniting the child with the family.

Low-Income Energy Efficiency

  • WeCare
    All participants receive a walk-through inspection and energy education. Many will receive HVAC and water heater system inspection, air sealing and attic insulation. Eligibility: income equal to or less than 125% of the federal poverty level, priority is given to elderly and disabled. Please email us or call 1-800-356-5467 with questions or for direct assistance.
  • Project WARM
    Since 1982, Project WARM has provided free weatherization and energy conservation services to residents of Louisville and Jefferson County. Weatherization measures include sealing air leaks, adding attic insulation, and offering energy education. Free self-help classes on window cover installation and conservation measures are available during the winter.
  • Summer Cooling
    Each summer, air conditioners are loaned to people whose health is threatened by the high heat and humidity as verified by their doctors. The program was established and operates through local donations. Available in Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties.
    Contact the Community Action Council, 1-800-244-2275
  • Louisville Metro Housing (Weatherization)
    Installs weatherization materials for low income Louisville Metro residents.

Emergency Charitable Assistance

  • WinterCare Fund
    In 1984, the Kentucky Public Service Commission mandated that regulated utilities participate in WinterCare or develop acceptable alternatives. Currently 31 utilities and 22 community action agencies (CAAs) serving 119 of the state's 120 counties participate in WinterCare. Contact your local community action agency,