Wednesday, January 22, 2014

National Grid offers discounted gas rate for low-income customers

The hardest part of applying for the discount rate for National Grid was finding the stupid form, but it was easy once I did that. They require proof of participation in an income-based program and the form must be mailed.

Friday, January 3, 2014

NStar provides a discounted rate for low-income customers

NStar provides a pretty substantial discount to customers who participate in a number of programs. The form is straightforward but needs to be mailed or faxed with copies of documents verifying eligibility for an income-based program. Our discount showed up on our bill within about a month and part of it was retroactive. Now our electric bill is about $22 per month instead of $35 per month (1000-square-foot home, gas heat, no A/C, no televisions, all light bulbs are energy efficient).