Georgia Power Expands Income-Qualified Discount Program to Aid More Customers

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Georgia Power has expanded its “Income-Qualified Senior Discount” program, now renamed to cover a broader customer base with limited incomes and financial resources. Approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) in December 2023, the enhanced program went into effect on May 1, 2024, and aims to assist tens of thousands of additional customers each year.

The discount program is accessible to customers on various rate plans, with eligibility based on at least one of the following criteria:

Age 65 or older with a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($30,120, adjusted for household size).

Recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance.

Recipients of Supplemental Security Income.

Participants in the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program (HUD Section 8).

Qualified customers may receive a monthly discount of $33.50 on their bills. Detailed information about the program is available on Georgia Power’s website.

“Georgia Power believes that everyone should have access to clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy. We understand that energy costs are an important part of every family’s budget, and we want to be there when our customers need us the most,” said Latanza Adjei, senior vice president of Customer Experience for Georgia Power.

“The expanded Income-Qualified Discount is just one example of how we work with the Georgia PSC to develop programs to meet the needs of our customers. We’re committed to connecting customers – including senior citizens, those with one-time or ongoing special needs, and those with limited incomes – with the right programs and resources that can aid them in lowering and paying their bills,” Latanza Adjei said.

In addition to the Income-Qualified Discount, Georgia Power offers various other income-qualified programs such as Energy Assistance for Savings & Efficiency (EASE), and partners with community action agencies across Georgia. These agencies provide services like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), emergency assistance, home weatherization, and more. In 2023, the company’s Energy Assistance team conducted over 230 local outreach events to help connect customers with available energy assistance resources.

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