For Immediate Release
DE (Aug. 8, 2016) -The National
Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) has declared August as Low
Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Action Month. Delmarva Power
wants to remind its customers they have the option to apply for energy
assistance right now so they are prepared for colder winter temperatures.
The assistance from LIHEAP, which provides critical home heating and
cooling assistance to those who qualify is administered by Catholic Charities
and is a federally funded program that assists low-income households - both
homeowners and renters - with their energy bills. Although
most customers use the program for heat, assistance is provided for heating,
necessary cooling costs, and emergency crises.
it is still summertime, we encourage any customers considering LIHEAP this
winter to call now, discuss program options exchange feedback with a LIHEAP
representative and see if it is appropriate for your household before the cold
weather sets in," said Gary Stockbridge, President Delmarva Power Region.
LIHEAP application period started on July 1, 2016 and is open until March 31,
2017. For more information, or to apply
for LIHEAP assistance, call Catholic Charities at (302) 654-9295 (New Castle
County), (302) 674-1782 (Kent County), or (302) 856-6310 (Sussex County) or
In addition to LIHEAP, customers
can contact DE 211 (dial 2-1-1), a hotline that offers information
and referrals to local agencies and services that can assist with utilities and
other necessities, or visit them at delaware211.org.
Customers can also contact Delmarva
Power's Customer Care Center at 1-800-375-7117
and ask about budget billing,
installment plans, or seek assistance with registering for My Account, a web-based
interactive tool that provides customers with a detailed analysis of their
specific electric use and offers ways to save energy and save money on their
monthly energy bill.
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