PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION GETS PRAISE FROM SYLVESTER TURNER!

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.”