Financial assistance to heat your home is available in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wisconsin – January 30, 2017 – We recognize that the financial impact of energy bills during the heating season places an additional burden on families with limited incomes, which is why we’ve donated $1 million to our Hometown Care Energy Fund in Wisconsin. This fund, administered through local assistance agencies, provides financial help for heating costs to income-eligible customers across our service area.
During the last heating season, Hometown Care dollars helped roughly 2,600 Wisconsin households with their energy costs.
“There is a caring spirit in the communities we serve,” said Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy’s Chairman, President and CEO. “Funds for Hometown Care come from our company, and through the generosity of employees, retirees and customers who want to make sure their friends and neighbors have a warm home” said Kampling.
Over the past year, Alliant Energy customers, employees and retirees in Wisconsin and Iowa gave more than $138,000. Alliant Energy’s additional contribution of $1 million for Wisconsin customers comes from shareowners and is not included in the rates charged to utility customers.
“The Hometown Care funds play an important role for our low income families here in Wisconsin,” said Lisa Marks, Administrator of the Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources at the Wisconsin Department of Administration. “This additional support from Alliant Energy along with the Wisconsin
Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) benefits helps to keep our families safe and reduce their energy bills during our Wisconsin winters.”
Media contact: Annemarie Newman, (608) 458-6250