Energy Assistance Update

This is the time of year when many energy customers seek help with their utility bills. Here is some good news and information to point you in the right direction.

The deadline to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is extended from April 30 to May 31, 2017. The extension applies to heating assistance, cooling assistance and emergency assistance.

Atlantic City Electric has a new program to help financially strapped customers. Eligibility for the Helping Hands Program will be determined on an individual basis and household income should not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Limit. The program will be administered by the following four organizations:

The most popular New Jersey Community Resources page this past week has been
Avoiding Utility Shutoffs in New Jersey.

Power Restoration in New Jersey

The article below was composed on October 30 but due to technical problems did not get posted to the blog. It may still be useful to our neighbors still without electricity.

For the 1+ million residents in New Jersey without power, myself included, we’ve been advised it will take time to assess damages and then begin to restore power, etc.

To report a power outage in your neighborhood, downed wires, utility pole accident, tree limbs on wire, or restoration call your electric company.

The major electric utility companies in New Jersey to call are:
Atlantic City Electric

Jersey Central Power & Light

Orange & Rockland

Public Service Electric & Gas

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