Special billing assistance funds are available to eligible seniors and low-income Ohio natural gas customers
Additional billing assistance is available through the company’s Share the Light Fund℠
CINCINNATI – More than $3 million in financial aid is available to existing Duke Energy Ohio natural gas customers who meet the income eligibility criteria. Eligible customers can apply for a one-time payment of $500 to their current natural gas bill. The funds are available as part of an agreement approved by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission earlier this year. Of the funding, $450,000 is reserved for eligible seniors, with the balance available for eligible low-income clients.
To qualify, clients must be 65 or older and less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, or have income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level. Customers must also receive natural gas service from Duke Energy Ohio and have an account registered in their name. Funds are now available and will remain available until they are pledged to eligible Ohio client accounts. More information can be found at duke-energy.com/info/unindexed/ohio-bill-help.
People pay more from the grocery store to the gas pump. Our customers also notice rising energy bills, as rising fuel costs affect the price of energy,” said Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “We know that high bills can be a problem for many and we want to connect our customers with financial assistance and the resources to help.”
Duke Energy works with local agencies to determine eligibility and distribute funds. Customers 65 years of age or older who need help paying their energy bill should contact:
aging board: 513.721.1025
Claremont Seniors Services: 513.536.4004
Low-income clients must identify and contact one of the following Ohio community action agencies in their area:
Adams County: 937.378.6041
Butler County: 513,688.9300
Claremont County: 513.732.2277
Clinton County: 937,382.8365
Hamilton County: 513.569.1850
Montgomery County: 937.341.5000.0000
Warren County: 513.695.2100
Billing assistance is also available to eligible customers through the company’s Share the Light Fund program. Duke Energy is working in partnership with The Salvation Army in Ohio and the Northern Kentucky Communications Action Committee in Kentucky to distribute the company’s assistance funds. Eligible Duke Energy customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills can get a credit of up to $300 annually on their accounts. For more information on eligibility guidelines and how to apply, click here.
Duke Energy offers a number of tools and resources to help customers control their energy use and save money. To learn more about these programs, including text alerts to edit and save before your bill arrives, budget bills, free usage reports, and payment plans, visit duke-energy.com/SeasonalBills.
Duke Energy Ohio / Kentucky
Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides electrical service to 880,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in a 3,000-square-mile service area and natural gas service to 550,000 customers in a 2,650-square-mile service area, in Ohio and Kentucky.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the largest holding companies in America. Its electrical facilities serve 8.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and together have 50,000 megawatts of power. Its natural gas unit serves 1.6 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs 28,000 people.
Duke Energy is implementing a robust transition to clean energy to achieve its goals of zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. The company has interim carbon emissions targets of at least 50% reduction from generation Electricity by 2030, 50% for Scope 2 and some upstream and downstream Scope 3 emissions by 2035, and 80% of electricity generation by 2040. In addition, the company is investing in major electrical grid improvements and energy storage, and exploring zero-emission power generation technologies Such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
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