Nashville, TN (WSMV) – To fund home improvement for low-income customers, Nashville Electric Service (NES) will launch its “Power of Change” program, which will round customers’ NES bills to the nearest dollar.
All funds will go directly to NES Home Uplift program. NES officials will distribute these funds to cover the home improvement costs of eligible homes. Some of the requirements that homes will need to meet include income level, homeownership in the NES service area, and whether the primary source of heating and cooling is electricity.
All invoices from NES customers will be automatically rounded to the nearest dollar as of January 1, 2022. The maximum amount a customer will donate is 0.99 cents per month, or up to $ 11.88 per month. year.
“Not having access to energy efficient home improvements contributes to the financial challenges many of our customers are already facing due to the impacts of the pandemic,” NES President and CEO Decosta Jenkins said on Tuesday in a statement. communicated. “We created a program to address this need in a way that allows average Tennessee residents to help make a big difference.”
Funding for this new program will ultimately benefit quality of life and health. For example, well-insulated houses help reduce colds and illnesses.
“We are asking individual customers for change that will add up to millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades over time for those customers who need it most,” added Jenkins.
NES encourages all clients to participate in the program. However, customers can opt out by logging into their NES Accounts and turning off the Power of Change button.
Customers can also call customer service at (615) -736-6900 and follow the prompts to unsubscribe using their accounts.