Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) is pleased to announce that it has received $1,010,000.00 from a coalition of energy industry partners to support the impact of recent critically high energy costs on vulnerable households. This commitment comes at a time of unprecedented need and will help EOC provide bill payment assistance to more families.
Coalition partners and their contributions:
Xcel Energy – $500,000
PDC Energy – $300,000
Atmos Energy – $75,000
Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) – $50,000
Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) – $25,000
Civitas Resources – $25,000
Liberty Energy – $25,000
DCP Midstream – $10,000
“We are extremely grateful for this demonstration of support and commitment to helping Coloradans afford their home energy costs. This gift will help us support more households immediately, so they are able to keep their lights and heat on through this cold winter.” – Jennifer Gremmert, CEO & Executive Director
For the week ending February 19, 2023, the HEAT HELP (866-432-8435) energy assistance line received 11,147 urgent calls from Coloradans with unaffordable utility bills. EOC processed 631 applications for bill payment assistance and distributed $506,285.85 that same week.
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