Friday, December 3, 2010


Cash available to help customers pay their electric and gas bills

PHILADELPHIA (December 3, 2010) – PECO's low-and fixed-income customers will have a special opportunity to sign up for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grants at the company's Main Office Building on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LIHEAP Day at PECO will provide customers who are eligible for LIHEAP cash and crisis grants with application assistance and the opportunity to receive compact fluorescent light bulbs, refreshments and giveaways.

LIHEAP is a Federal program that provides assistance to individuals who are having trouble paying their electric, natural gas or other energy bills. Homeowners, renters, and subsidized housing tenants may be eligible. Last year, LIHEAP helped PECO customers by providing more than 140,000 grants to 36,000 customers for more than $21 million.

The LIHEAP program provides cash grants up to $1,000 per customer through a direct payment to a vendor, such as a utility like PECO. LIHEAP also has money allocated for emergencies including reinstating service that has been shut off for non-payment, fuel payments, and repairing leaking pipes and broken furnaces. The maximum crisis grant this year is $400.00 per customer.

Customers who are unable to attend are encouraged to visit for information on LIHEAP and PECO's other assistance programs, or contact PECO's LIHEAP hotline at 1-800-34-HELP-4 for more information and eligibility requirements.

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