HELP FOR THOSE WITH LOW INCOME!
State Representative Sylvester Turner issued the following statement in response to the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) adoption of an order to implement the low-income discount from the System Benefit Fund:
“On behalf of my constituents and low-income customers across Texas I offer my sincere gratitude to the PUC for the speedy implementation of the low-income discount that was approved by the Legislature. I urge all low-income customers who meet the criteria to contact their electric provider or the coordinating administrator as soon as possible.”
“The PUC also has a petition before it to protect low-income elderly and critical care customers from electricity disconnections. This petition, which has the support of more than 40 legislators, will help protect thousands of Texans from heat-related tragedy. I call on the Commission to adopt the petition in a timely manner as well to help ensure that seniors and the medically needy will survive the summer.”