Michigan PSC: Cold Temperatures Stress Importance of Energy Assistance Programs for Low-Income Customers

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The Michigan Public Service Commission encourages low-income customers to contact their state’s energy assistance programs to assist them with their energy bills.

Michigan Public Service Commission 
Contact: Judy Palnau

February 10, 2015 – As part of Keep Michigan Warm Month, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today highlighted the importance of programs that help Michigan’s low-income customers with their energy bills.

“We’re over half way through the heating season and temperatures have been cold,” said MPSC Chairman John D. Quackenbush. “That can make it extra challenging for low-income customers to keep up with their energy bills.

“As Michigan observes Keep Michigan Warm Month, the MPSC encourages low-income customers to call 2-1-1 or their utility to ask about assistance that may be available to them.”

February also marks the month that many local Michigan Community Action agencies hold Walks for Warmth around the state to raise funds for low-income utility customers. The MPSC will have an informational exhibit at the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency’s Walk for Warmth in Howell on Feb. 21. MPSC staff will also walk the route with MPSC Chairman John D. Quackenbush at the Lansing Walk for Warmth on Feb. 28. A complete list of walk locations, dates and times is located on the Michigan Community Action Agency Association website.

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