General Enrollment for LIHEAP opens December 1
Nicor Gas reminds customers of available energy assistance programs
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Nov. 30, 2015 – The heating season is here, and Nicor Gas wants to remind customers who may be eligible for financial assistance to take advantage of funds that could help offset winter heating costs. Beginning Dec. 1, the enrollment period for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opens to the general public.
Administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, LIHEAP is a federal block grant that provides resources to states to help low-income families meet their energy needs. The program, which provides heating assistance to low- and fixed-income residents, including working families with young children and senior citizens, allows a one-time annual payment to help offset a consumer’s energy costs. For more information about LIHEAP or to locate a local application agency, residents can call 877.411.9276 (WARM).
Other energy assistance programs available to customers are as follows:
The Nicor Gas Sharing Program provides one-time annual grants to qualified residential customers. Administered by the Salvation Army, the Sharing Program is funded by direct contributions from Nicor Gas’ customers and employees. Customers can make donations via their monthly gas bill payment.
The Nicor Gas Budget Plan helps minimize "peaks and valleys" in natural gas bills, making household budgeting much easier. Customers pay a consistent amount every month for a 12-month period – allowing customers to build up a credit balance to help offset winter bills that may be higher due to increased usage.
The energySMART Program helps to manage costs by lowering out-of-pocket expenses for energy efficiency improvements and energy consumption, allowing customers to gain more control on how much natural gas they use and consequently save on energy costs.
For more information about programs available to Nicor Gas customers, visit www.nicorgas.com.
About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), is a natural gas distribution company that serves more than 2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services and midstream operations. AGL Resources serves approximately 4.5 million utility customers through its regulated distribution subsidiaries in seven states. The company also serves over one million retail customers through its SouthStar Energy Services joint venture and Pivotal Home Solutions, which market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers through Sequent Energy Management and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. AGL Resources is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.aglresources.com.