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PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

Energy price changes coming on Dec. 1, PUC reports

BY: - November 29, 2023

The rate changes taking effect next month include all PUC-regulated electric utilities and vary depending on the energy distribution company. 

Everything you need to know about LIHEAP

BY: - November 17, 2023

During the 2022-2023 LIHEAP season, 312,169 households statewide received more than $125 million in LIHEAP cash benefits, and these households received an average season benefit of $402, according to DHS data. 

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As temps rise, advocates call on Pa. to dial up aid for cooling costs | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 13, 2023

Advocates want Pa. to expand its LIHEAP program to help cover summer cooling costs.

Annual Pa. home heating assistance program to start accepting applications Nov. 1

BY: - October 31, 2022

The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to help low-income households heat their homes in the winter months. 

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White House: Pa. to receive additional $19.3M to help cover home energy costs

BY: - April 21, 2022

The money is included in the more than $385 million the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is releasing to states through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Pa. home energy assistance program begins for 2021-22 winter season

BY: - October 18, 2021

LIHEAP, a federally funded program administered by the state Department of Human Services, received a funding boost from the American Rescue Plan Act, increasing LIHEAP’s minimum grant of $200 to $500 and the maximum from $1,000 to $1,500 for the 2021-22 season.