Electric Ohio, Pennsylvania

Dynegy Energy Aid

Dynegy Energy Aid is a first-of-its-kind electricity bill payment assistance program using donated funds to support Pennsylvania and Ohio customers in crisis. Customers may be eligible to receive funds that are applied directly to their utility bill. This program is designed to provide assistance above and beyond what is available through federal, state and other programs. Program guidelines and eligibility requirements are subject to change.

Program Dates

Program opened on January 2, 2024 and will continue until pilot program funding is completed for services that are past due, under threat of disconnection, or already disconnected.

Funds are dispersed on a first come, first serve basis to eligible applicants while funding is available.

Partnering Dynegy utility companies:

  • Duquesne Light Company
  • Penelec
  • MetEd
  • Penn Power
  • West Penn Power
  • PECO Energy Company
  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • Columbus Southern
  • Ohio Power
  • AES Ohio
  • Duke Energy
  • Illuminating Company
  • Ohio Edison
  • Toledo Edison

Proof of Emergency Situation

Individuals eligible for assistance are those who are experiencing an acute financial crisis due to a verifiable emergency and who have exhausted alternative resources. Emergency situations generally include:

  • Job loss
  • Inability to work due to illness or injury Medical expenses
  • Utility service termination or threat of termination
  • Other extenuating circumstances that will endanger a vulnerable adult or child

If applicants are eligible and programs are open, applicants must apply for LIHEAP and CRISIS before applying for Dynegy Energy Aid.

Maximum Grant

The maximum grant amount an applicant may receive is $350.

Applicants can only receive one grant per utility, per program year. (1/2/2024 – 12/31/2024)

Grant awards are based on need and each family’s circumstances are different. Grant amounts are determined on a case-to-case basis.

If a customer’s utility service is off or in threat of termination when they apply and the maximum grant amount will not restore service or stop termination, the application will be denied. The amount needed to restore service or stop a termination is determined by utility review. Notification will be sent to the customer advising them that their application was denied and that an additional payment is required in order to be considered for assistance.

Additional Guidelines

  • Account must be residential, single home or apartment. No “cooking only”, commercial, industrial, or apartments with shared utility service.
  • Name on account must be that of an adult who is currently living in the home.
  • Dollar Energy Fund grants cannot be used to cover security deposits or reconnection fees.

Income Guidelines

Total gross household income must be at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Use our Income Calculator, or the chart below, to find out if your gross (before tax) income is within the range of eligibility for the program.

Household Size400% Monthly400% Yearly
Each add’l add$1,714$20,560

How To Apply

Apply Online

Eligible customers may complete their application through the Dynegy Energy Aid online portal.

How To Apply

Apply Online

Eligible customers may complete their application through the Dynegy Energy Aid online portal.