Donation will provide bill payment assistance for Pennsylvania families
Beaver, PA— Aug. 31, 2022 — With rising costs across the board and summer heat driving up electricity use, additional strain is being put on the most vulnerable residents, especially in western Pennsylvania, where higher rates for tens of thousands of utility customers are set to take effect today.Dynegy is partnering with Dollar Energy Fund to provide relief.
This year, Dynegy is donating $20,000 in bill payment assistance to Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program in Westmoreland and Beaver counties. The funding is part of $50,000 Dynegy is donating in Pennsylvania to help families with rising electric bills.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission recently announced that many non-shopping (default service) customers in western Pennsylvania face sharp increases in energy costs, as much as 19%, as utilities adjust their prices for electric generation Sept. 1. Many of these same customers were affected by rate increases that took effect June 1.
Dollar Energy Fund's Hardship Program provides utility assistance to limited-income households struggling to afford basic gas, water, wastewater, and electric service. In order to receive assistance, applicants must have a household income within the set program eligibility guidelines, demonstrate a sincere effort to pay, and pursue federally funded energy programs, if applicable.
“Dollar Energy Fund appreciates the support we’ve received from Dynegy. It aids in our mission to ensure utility assistance is accessible to the most vulnerable households in our community,” said Chad Quinn, Dollar Energy Fund’s chief executive officer.
In Westmoreland County, Dollar Energy Fund is partnering with Westmoreland Community Action Southwest in Greensburg. In Beaver County, the organization is partnering with Housing Opportunities of Beaver County. For more information about Dollar Energy Fund and how to apply for a grant from the Hardship Program, or to make a donation to the organization, visit