Energy Assistance Programs

Throughout the course of a year there are a number of different programs that help eligible residents with their utility bills and energy conservation. This includes: the Electric Partnership Program (EPP); the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP); the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus); the Summer Crisis Program; and the Winter Crisis Program. Residents are eligible for these programs if they meet certain income guidelines and requirements.

EPP

Improves the electric efficiency of low-income households who participate in the PIPP Plus program. It gives homeowners an opportunity to replace old light bulbs with new compact fluorescent bulbs and possibly replace their present refrigerator and/or freezer with a brand new Energy Star Model that is energy efficient. Income 150%

HEAP

This federally funded program is designed to help eligible low-income Ohioans meet the high cots of home heating. Income 175%

Summer Crisis Program

This component of HEAP assists eligible families with their electric bills and/or purchase of air conditioners during the summer months. Income 175%

Winter Crisis Program

This component of HEAP provides assistance once per heating season to eligible households that are disconnected, threatened with disconnection, or have less than a 10-day supply of bulk fuel. Income 175%

HWAP

A no cost energy assistance program designed to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by income-eligible Ohioans, reduce household energy costs and improve the health and safety of residents. Income 200%

PIPP Plus

This gives eligible households an extended payment arrangement that requires gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income.Income 150%