E.ON U.S. Increases Match to Winterhelp, WinterCare
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With the winter heating season quickly approaching, E.ON U.S., parent of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, is bolstering financial support for its heating assistance programs.
Specifically, E.ON U.S. is increasing its customer match for Winterhelp and WinterCare from 25 cents to $1 — four times the traditional match. The increased match will be retroactive, beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through March 31.
Community Winterhelp and the WinterCare Energy Assistance Fund are nonprofit programs promoted by LG&E and KU, respectively. Both programs are managed by an independent third party, and the utilities play no role in determining recipient eligibility. Combined since 1983, the programs have raised more than $6 million dollars to help families in need pay their winter heating bills.
"We recognize that given the sluggish economy, those least able to pay their energy bills will need even more assistance this winter heating season," said John P. Malloy, vice president of Energy Delivery — Retail for E.ON U.S. "The continued support of Winterhelp and WinterCare by individuals and organizations in our region is critical, and with the announcement of our increased match donations to those assistance programs will go even further to help customers in need."
Residential customers may donate to the programs by making a monthly pledge or a one-time contribution. Donations are tax-deductible.
For eligibility requirements or additional information about Winterhelp, LG&E customers can call 502-561-6836. KU customers should contact their local community action agency for eligibility requirements or information regarding WinterCare.
E.ON U.S., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a subsidiary of E.ON A.G., the world's largest investor-owned energy services provider. E.ON U.S. is a diversified energy services company that owns and operates Louisville Gas and Electric Company, a regulated utility that serves 314,000 natural gas and 389,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties, and Kentucky Utilities Company, a regulated electric utility in Lexington, Ky., that serves 538,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.