ATLANTA – July 2, 2020 –Atlanta Gas Light is helping customers who are facing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19 by connecting them to energy assistance funds and providing energy saving measures to help keep bills manageable as the pandemic continues to impact Georgians.
“We understand these are trying times for many of our customers and we are assessing the needs of our communities on an ongoing basis to make sure we’re providing all the support we can,” said Bryan Batson, president of Atlanta Gas Light. “These efforts include working with community agencies like the United Way and Hope Works to ensure customers under financial stress have access to the resources they need to continue fueling their homes.”
Atlanta Gas Light owns and operates the infrastructure that delivers natural gas to customers’ homes, but they receive bills from one of 16 retail natural gas marketers selling fuel across the state. While the Georgia Public Service Commission has approved resuming service disconnections for nonpayment this month, financial assistance and payment programs are available to all customers seeking to maintain service.
The company reminds customers to contact their retail natural gas marketer to inquire about financial assistance or payment programs available. The following local agencies and resources can help customers who may be experiencing personal financial strain.
Other Local Assistance:
Project Share of the Salvation Army
St. Vincent DePaul Society
As the public health and economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to evolve, Atlanta Gas Light is will continue working with community partners to support Georgians in need. For more information about each of these programs or help managing natural gas costs, please visit https://www.atlantagaslight.com/residential/ways-to-save.html .
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 700,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com.
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