September 8th, 2022
From left, Colin Fitzsimmons, Pennsylvania Senator Elder Vogel, Pennsylvania Representative Josh Kail, Pennsylvania Representative Jim Marshall, Zabriawn Smith, Kim Campbell and Chad Quinn gathered for a check presentation at Housing Opportunities of Beaver County, Inc. on August 31, 2022.
With rising costs across the board and summer heat driving up electricity use, additional strain is being put on the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians. Dynegy is partnering with Dollar Energy Fund to provide relief. This year, Dynegy is donating $20,000 in bill payment assistance to Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program in Beaver and Westmoreland counties. The funding is part of $50,000 Dynegy is donating in Pennsylvania to help families with rising electric bills.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission recently announced that many non-shopping (default service) customers in western Pennsylvania face sharp increases in energy costs, as much as 19%, as utilities adjust their prices for electric generation on Sept. 1. Many of these same customers were affected by rate increases that took effect June 1.
Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program provides utility assistance to limited-income households struggling to afford basic gas, water, wastewater, and electric service. In order to receive assistance, applicants must have a household income within the set program eligibility guidelines, demonstrate a sincere effort to pay, and pursue federally funded energy programs, if applicable.
“Dynegy is leading the way among electric energy generation suppliers by providing this donation for the benefit of limited-income utility customers,” said Chad Quinn, Dollar Energy Fund’s chief executive officer. “This contribution is the largest Dollar Energy Fund has ever received from a supplier and it will have a significant impact for families in our region who need financial assistance to maintain basic utility services.”
For over 30 years, Dynegy has helped millions of Americans throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest power their homes and businesses. Dynegy delivers simple, price-protected electricity plans for residential, municipal aggregation, commercial and industrial customers alike. Dynegy is committed to the communities it serves and gives back through local partnerships. Visit dynegy.com for more. Dynegy is a subsidiary of Vistra (NYSE: VST).
About Dollar Energy Fund, Inc.
Dollar Energy fund was founded in 1983 and has grown to become the largest hardship fund in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the United States. Dollar Energy Fund is a 501 (c) 3 organization in the state of Pennsylvania. Since 1983, the organization has provided $237 million in utility assistance grants to more than 785,500 limited-income families and individuals. The organization also assists limited-income households in West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, California, Connecticut, Indiana and Nebraska. Individuals interested in contributing to Dollar Energy Fund can do so through their utility bills, by sending donations directly to Box 42329, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 or through the organization’s online donation portal. Additional information can be found on Dollar Energy Fund’s website, www.dollarenergy.org.
Your contribution directly supports an individual or family facing a utility crisis.
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