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Atlantic City Electric Reminds Customers of Available
Energy Assistance Programs
LIHEAP Registration Expires April 30
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (April 8, 2016) – Atlantic City Electric reminds customers they have numerous options to apply for energy assistance if they are having difficulty paying their energy bills. Registration for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) expires on April 30.
“In New Jersey, we are fortunate to have a wide range of programs that offer our customers financial assistance with their energy bills,” said Alita Corbett, customer and community relations manager, Atlantic City Electric. “Through continued community outreach, we encourage residents to take advantage of the available programs offered through the state.”
Low income energy assistance programs include:
LIHEAP, administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, provides critical home heating and cooling assistance to those who qualify. For more information or to apply for LIHEAP assistance, call 1-800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov.
The Universal Service Fund (USF) helps ensure energy bills are more affordable for eligible customers. Call 1-800-510-3102 or visit energyassistance.nj.gov for details.
Moderate income energy assistance programs include:
The Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) program provides relief on natural gas and electric bills for low to moderate-income New Jersey households that are experiencing a temporary financial crisis. For more information, call 1-855-465-8783 or visit njpoweron.org.
The TRUE Grant program assists customers who are ineligible for low-income programs by providing up to $750 toward their Atlantic City Electric bill. Visit njpoweron.org or call 1-855-465-8783 for more information.
New Jersey SHARES is a nonprofit corporation that provides assistance to income eligible New Jersey households with energy, telephone and water bills. Visit njshares.org or call 1-866-657-4273 for details.
In addition, senior citizens and disabled adults can take advantage of Lifeline, a utility assistance program that offers $225 to persons who meet certain income guidelines. This benefit includes utility customers as well as tenants whose utility bills are included in their rent. For more information about Lifeline, call 1-800-792-9745.
Atlantic City Electric partners with community-based organizations and social service agencies throughout New Jersey to ensure that low-income and at-risk customers know about the federal dollars available to help them with their utility bills.
For more information about energy assistance programs, visit www.nj211.org or call 211, New Jersey’s non-emergency helpline, available 24/7 throughout the state.
Customers can also contact Atlantic City Electric’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-642-3780 and ask about Budget Billing or register 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.
For more information about Atlantic City Electric, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.