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Tips Offered for Preparing for the 2018 Heating Season

August 17, 2018 – The Minnesota Commerce Department is offering some tips for families to prepare for the 2018 heating season. As the cooling season comes to an end, many LIHEAP and Community Action Agencies are preparing for the administration of the heating season during the fall and winter months. It is important for families to prepare for the heating season and learn about their options for energy assistance in their area if they feel they may need assistance.

Tips Offered for Preparing for the 2018 Heating Season

August 17, 2018 – The Minnesota Commerce Department is offering some tips for families to prepare for the 2018 heating season.

As the cooling season comes to an end, many LIHEAP and Community Action Agencies are preparing for the administration of the heating season during the fall and winter months. It is important for families to prepare for the heating season and learn about their options for energy assistance in their area if they feel they may need assistance.

WA PSE Still Offering Energy Assistance

August 10, 2018 – Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in Washington still has more than $5 million to help income-eligible households pay their energy bills. The assistance comes from Puget Sound’s Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP) and can be applied towards a natural gas or electric bill.

Puget Sound Energy customers have received $13.8 million I assistance since January 2018. More than 31,000 PSE customers have received assistance.

WA PSE Still Offering Energy Assistance

August 10, 2018 – Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in Washington still has more than $5 million to help income-eligible households pay their energy bills. The assistance comes from Puget Sound’s Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP) and can be applied towards a natural gas or electric bill.

Puget Sound Energy customers have received $13.8 million I assistance since January 2018. More than 31,000 PSE customers have received assistance.

NY Program Provides AC Units for Eligible Low-Income New Yorkers

July 20, 2018 – The New York Human Resource Administration is administering the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Cooling Assistance benefit. They will provide air conditioning units to low-income eligible applicants on a first-come first-serve basis.

One air conditioner per household will be provided and installed. The assistance will cover up to an $800 installation cost. If an air conditioning unit cannot be safely installed at the residence, a fan will be provided instead.

MAE Summer Tips for Staying Cool and Keeping Bills Down

July 13, 2018 – The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) has provided some tips for senior citizens to not only stay cool during the hot summer months, but to save money on their utility bills as well. Senior citizens can largely benefit from these tips, but anyone who is looking to stay cool and save money on their energy bills can also benefit from them—as well as educate others on what they know.

2018 ANNUAL NEUAC CONFERENCE HELD THIS WEEK IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA

The 2018 Annual NEUAC Conference was held this week in Phoenix, Arizona. From June 25 through June 28, utility representatives and non-profit members, among others, attended workshops and exhibits that highlighted issues and solutions to helping low-income energy consumers become self-sufficient. The National Energy Assistance Director’s Association (NEADA) also hosted their annual membership meeting June 24 through June 25, followed by a half-day new director’s training.

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