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Georgia Power offers energy assistance programs to help customers reduce the impact of hot weather on power bills

October 1, 2019

With Georgia experiencing its 86th day of temperatures above 90 degrees since May and the forecast calling for temperatures to remain in the 90s through the week, Georgia Power is reminding customers that the company offers energy assistance programs to those in need of help paying or reducing their monthly energy bill.

Assistance when you need it

Georgia Power partners with nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations to offer assistance programs to those in need. Programs include:

  • Georgia Power's Senior Citizen Discount – Georgia Power customers 65 years of age or older who meet the income requirements for eligibility can receive up to $24 a month off their bill.
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Georgia Power supports the Division of Family & Children Services to help qualifying, low-income households pay their home energy bills.
  • The Salvation Army's Project SHARE – Established in partnership with The Salvation Army, Georgia Power customers can provide assistance to residents in the same community for expenses, such as utility bills, housing, food and medical necessities.
  • Georgia Power's Energy Assessment & Solutions Program (EASP) – The EASP assists income-eligible customers with energy savings through education and free home-efficiency improvements.

Customers can review more about energy assistance programs here. To raise awareness that help is available, Georgia Power has also developed public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the various assistance and energy efficiency programs available to customers. The PSAs encourage customers to explore www.GeorgiaPower.com/EnergyAssistance to find the best solutions for their individual need. The PSAs can be viewed on the company's YouTube channel.