The CARES program helps customers with special needs.including customers who are experiencing family emergencies, divorce, unemployment, or medical emergencies. The goal is to provide support and direction to help customers pay their utility bills. Each company has CARES representatives. For more information contact your utility company.
LIURP helps low-income residential customers lower the amount of electricity or natural gas used each month through energy saving tools provided by electric companies. For more information contact your electric and gas provider.
LIHEAP is a federal program that provides financial assistance to low-income households for home energy bills. In Pennsylvania, the Department of Public Welfare oversees the LIHEAP program. The LIHEAP program provides both cash and crisis benefits to low-income households.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides funding to states which fund a network of local community action agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local governments that provide these weatherization services.
The Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Program will provide $100 million in rebates to help fund solar electric and solar hot water projects for homeowners and small businesses in Pennsylvania. This program is authorized by section 306 of the Alternative Energy Investment Act. Within one year, the program has added approximately 10 megawatts of installed solar capacity.
In response to Act 129, Peco has implemented energy efficiency programs dedicating over $50 million dollars to programs and products that increase energy efficiency. In addition, Peco has also enhanced low-income assistance with discounted residential rates and increased consumer education on conservation and energy efficiency.