MADISON, Wis., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Energy announced today it is again making a donation of $2 million to its Hometown Care Energy Fund, which helps income-eligible customers across Alliant Energy's service area with heating costs.
Hometown Care Energy Fund collects donations from Alliant Energy shareowners, employees, retirees and customers.
"Our cold Midwest winters place an additional burden on limited-income families. Helping them is the right thing to do," said Patricia L. Kampling, Alliant Energy chairman, president and CEO. "I'm proud that our Alliant Energy communities share our values of caring for those neighbors who struggle financially during the critical winter months."
During the last heating season, Alliant Energy employees, retirees and customers contributed about $250,000. Alliant Energy shareowners also contributed $2 million. These combined funds helped roughly 7,000 local households with their energy costs.
The contribution by Alliant Energy's shareowners is not included in the rates charged to utility customers.
Funds are distributed 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 as follows:
For more information, visit alliantenergy.com/hometowncare.
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public utility subsidiaries. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
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