With electric and natural gas rates set to rise this winter season, Attorney General Maura Healey launched a campaign to educate customers about new and expanded programs available to assist them in paying their energy bills.
Due to COVID-19 economic uncertainty and volatility in global fossil fuel prices, customers in New England will see a spike in energy prices this winter. Customers who use gas to heat their homes should expect an increase on their monthly bill, and those who use oil could see an even bigger rise. Some customers also will see an increase in their electric bills.
“With heating and electricity prices on the rise this winter, we want customers who are worried about paying their monthly bills to know that help is available,” AG Healey said. “My office is working to educate customers, already struggling with COVID-19 hardships, on how they can access the financial assistance they need to stay warm this winter. Call your utility company today to take advantage of available programs, discounts, and payment plans that are out there.”
As part of today’s education campaign, divisions across the AG’s Office are working together to provide communities with resources and urge customers to contact their utility company to learn about the range of financial assistance programs available to them.