Duke Energy has contributed an additional $600,000 to its Share the Warmth program to help South Carolina customers pay their high seasonal energy bills. The company works with more than 80 local agencies in the Duke Energy Carolinas service territory to aid qualified senior citizens, families and other customers with financial assistance. The company annually matches up to $500,000 in employee and customer contributions during the heating season.
“We are committed to providing affordable energy to all of our customers, but we know some struggle to keep their homes warm during the winter and cool during the summer,” said Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, Duke Energy South Carolina president, in a news release. “Traditionally, more customers have sought assistance with high energy bills in the winter, but these funds are being made available now to also assist with high summer energy bills.”
Funding for Share the Warmth comes from Duke Energy customers, employees and the Duke Energy Foundation.