Wednesday, September 5, 2018

PUC Hosts 8 ‘Be Utility Wise’ Consumer Education Events Across The State

The Public Utility Commission Wednesday announced it will host eight consumer education events across the Commonwealth as part of this year’s “Be Utility Wise” campaign.
Integrating this year’s theme “Building Our Collaborative Community – Connect, Contribute, Communicate,” the annual series of statewide events brings together front-line community partners, utilities and key stakeholders in highlighting energy efficiency, conservation and customer assistance programs intended to help low-income households maintain essential utility services.
“Be Utility Wise enables the Commission to bring together front-line community building partners to learn new information, exchange ideas, and share tools and resources that help us better serve the needs of struggling consumers,” said PUC Chairman Gladys M. Brown.  “The size and scope of these multi-faceted human services events underscore the personal commitment many community-based agencies have in forging stronger families, healthier communities and safer neighborhoods.”
The schedule of events follows--
--September 14 - Erie: Ambassador Conference Center, 7792 Peach St., Erie, PA, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
-- September 25 - Pittsburgh Area: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
-- October 5 - Lehigh Valley: Northampton Community College “Alumni Hall, Building Room 130A-D, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA, 8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
-- October 17 - Philadelphia Area: PECO Energy – Energy Hall, 2301 Market St., Philadelphia, PA, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
-- October 22 - Berks County: Double Tree Hotel, 701 Penn St., Reading, PA, 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
-- October 24 - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Area: Mohegan Sun Conference Center, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes Barre, PA, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
-- November 1 - Johnstown: Holiday Inn Johnstown Downtown, 250 Market St., Johnstown, PA, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
-- November 16 - Harrisburg Area: Red Lion Inn, 4751 Lindle Rd., Harrisburg, PA, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The PUC’s Be Utility Wise events are intended to help local human service agencies and assistance organizations better understand the utility programs and services available in their communities.
The free “train-the-trainer” events feature presentations from state agencies, local utility companies and other financial assistance programs to share ideas.
Presenters will discuss financial assistance programs for utility customers, career tools for job seekers, energy conservation and weatherization, protecting against utility scams and more.
For more information on consumer education resources, visit the PUC’s Consumer Outreach and Education Services webpage.

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