Energy CENTS members recognize the need to confront utility practices, promote regulatory policies and encourage legislative bodies in order to create solutions to the problems that energy costs and utility policies place on low income citizens and communities. The Coalition will identify actions, policies and funding that promotes the following: guaranteeing universal and affordable utility service to low income households, investing in low income conservation and demand side management programs and protecting low income customers in restructuring of the utility industries.
Energy CENTS has leveraged over $116 million in non-federal resources for low income energy consumers through:
- policy development and legislative advocacy
- regulatory participation
- bill payment and conservation assistance programs
- local projects