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Duke Energy Indiana Allocates Over $425,000 to Assist Low-Income Families with Winter Energy Costs


Duke Energy Indiana is committed to assisting low-income families with their energy costs this winter, and has allocated over $425,000 in financial aid for eligible customers through its Share the Light FundĀ®. Stan Pinegar, the president of Duke Energy Indiana, emphasized that the fund aims to support community members who might find it challenging to cover their electricity bills during the colder months. He encouraged customers with overdue utility bills or those requiring continuous assistance to utilize these funds.

In collaboration with the Indiana Community Action Association, Duke Energy ensures the funds reach customers who qualify, helping them with energy bills, deposits, and reconnection/connection charges. Ed Gerardot, the executive director of the Indiana Community Action Agency, highlighted the importance of these funds, especially during the colder months when heating and lighting costs can put a strain on families already facing financial difficulties.

The Share the Light Fund determines eligibility based on income, family size, and resource availability. Customers can receive an annual credit of up to $300 on their account. To check eligibility, individuals are advised to reach out to their local community action agency. Duke Energy also provides several other tools and resources to help customers manage their energy usage and save money.

To know more about these programs, click here.