PG&E Offers Energy Assistance Program for Customers in Need

Albert F. Torres

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is offering a new energy-assistance program designed to help families in need.
Known as Temporary Energy Assistance for Families (TEAF), this one-time payment program is sponsored by PG&E and administered by the Salvation Army. Funding, provided through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) along with PG&E customers and shareholders, will pay up to $1,500 to income-qualified families who are unable to pay for their energy needs due to an unplanned hardship.
“We know that in today’s difficult economic times, some of our customers may need extra help with their bills,” said Albert F. Torres, vice president of customer operations at PG&E. “We believe this new program provides the perfect opportunity to give our customers support during their time of need.”
Customers interested in the program are encouraged to contact the Salvation Army for program details and eligibility guidelines, or they can apply at 1-800-933-9677. They can also visit www.pge.com/TEAF. Applications for assistance will be accepted until Sept. 21.
Details of other financial assistance programs are on the web at at//www.pge.com/myhome/customerservice/financialassistance/.