CEDAR RAPIDS – During the last heating season, nearly 5,000 Wisconsin and Iowa households received help with their energy costs thanks to shareowners, customers, employees and retirees of Alliant Energy.
The cold Midwest winters place an additional burden on limited-income families. Alliant is again contributing $2 million to the Hometown Care Energy Fund, which helps income-eligible customers across the service area with heating costs.
Alliant Energy employees, retirees and customers contributed an additional $245,000 during the last heating season.
“We recognize the impacts our winters have on our customers,” said Linda Mattes, Alliant Energy vice president of customer operations. “Our customers, employees, retirees and shareholders come together in offering Hometown Care contributions so our friends and neighbors can stay warm.”
Funds are distributed to customers by community action agencies in Iowa and by Energy Services Inc.’s Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund in Wisconsin.
Income-eligible Alliant Energy customers can apply for funding in Iowa through their community action agency found at humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/where-apply.
The contributions by Alliant Energy’s shareowners are not included in the rates charged to the customers.