Thursday, October 22, 2020

PUC Hosts Berks Be Wise Virtual Human Services Conference Oct. 28 On Prepare Now For Winter Campaign

The Public Utility Commission, the County of Berks and local utilities are virtually hosting the 17th annual
Berks County “Be Wise” Human Services Conference on October 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 

With the Commonwealth’s ongoing response to the current pandemic, this year’s daylong program will be conducted via Virtual Zoom Conference – with PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille providing an opening message highlighting the PUC’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, its annual “Prepare Now” campaign, and energy affordability and assistance programs for income-qualified consumers.

The 2020 Berks County “Be Wise” event features panel discussions on such topics as Utility Responses to COVID-19 - Regulatory, Program and Policy Updates; Opportunities for Homeless Students; Food Insecurities and Community Engagement; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment; Autism Services and Support; Public Housing and Homeownership Services; Human Trafficking 101 Training; and Support for LGBTQ individuals.

Berks Be Wise is part of the PUC’s annual “train-the-trainer” events bringing together front-line community partners, utilities and key stakeholders in highlighting energy efficiency, conservation and customer assistance programs intended to help income-qualified households maintain essential utility services. 

Click Here for registration form and email to Carol Bailey at:   Questions should be directed to Carol at 610-373-4281 (x2411).

Visit the PUC’s Prepare Now webpage for information on how to prepare for winter and to shop for electricity and natural gas suppliers.

Related Articles: 

-- PA Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Accepting Applications Starting Nov. 2

-- PUC Seeks Long-Term, Statewide Evaluator For Utility Energy Efficiency And Peak Demand Reduction Programs

-- PennTAP Hosts Southwest PA Energy Efficiency Roundtable Webinar Nov. 19 On Combined Heat & Power For Commercial Buildings

[Posted: October 22, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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