MADISON, Wis., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the financial burden that winter energy costs place on families with limited incomes, Alliant Energy has made a $2 million donation to the Hometown Care Energy Fund. This fund, administered through local assistance agencies, provides financial help for heating costs to income-eligible customers across our service area.
It supplements the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
During the last heating season, Hometown Care dollars helped more than 7,500 Wisconsin and Iowa households with their energy costs.
"Our company has a history of partnering with our communities," said Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy's Chairman, President and CEO. "Together, the generosity of customers, our employees and retirees enables Hometown Care to help ensure all of our friends and neighbors have warm homes."
Over the past year, Alliant Energy customers, employees and retirees in Wisconsin and Iowa have given nearly $210,000 toward the effort. Alliant Energy's additional contribution comes from shareowners and is not included in the rates charged to utility customers.
Donations 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:
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to 960,000 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. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500 and trades under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.