Duke Energy providing $330k in energy help to Hoosiers

Duke Energy says that more than $330,000 is available to help its Indiana customers with their winter energy bills.

Customers who qualify can receive up to $300 toward their power bills. Duke Energy works in partnership with the Indiana Community Action Association and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s Energy Assistance Program to distribute the company’s assistance funds. Customers should first check with their local community action agency to make sure there are still funds available locally.

In Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson and Shelby counties the agency is Human Services Inc. In Jennings County, the agency is Ohio Valley Opportunities Inc. and in Brown County it is South Central Community Action Program Inc.

According to the company, the funds come from Duke Energy donations and from customer and employee donations. The financial assistance is made possible through Duke Energy’s Share the Light Fund. Over the last five years, Duke Energy has contributed more than $3.5 million in energy assistance funds to its Indiana customers.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, you can visit duke-energy.com/ShareTheLight.