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PUC Hosts Pittsburgh ‘Be Utility Wise’ Virtual Human Services Conference

Published on 2/8/2022

Filed under: Consumer Education Electric Gas Telecommunications Water and Wastewater

Reminds community partners to pre-register for the Feb. 22 event featuring presentations by local utilities, human services & other front-line providers

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is hosting Pittsburgh’s 2022 “Be Utility Wise” Virtual Human Services Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The free “Here to Help” live webinar will be conducted via Virtual TEAMS LIVE with PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille providing an opening message highlighting the PUC’s ongoing #CallUtilitiesNow campaign.  #CallUtilitiesNow encourages consumers and small businesses experiencing financial difficulty – whether the financial difficulties are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing state and national recovery, or other challenging circumstances – to get needed information and discuss options to remain connected to vital utility services.

Be Utility Wise is a full-day professional development conference promoting consumer awareness, utility education and life management skills.

With this year’s theme “Engaging Together in Our Recovery – When You Know Better, You Do Better,” Be Utility Wise features panel discussions on such topics as utility Customer Assistance Programs; Dollar Energy Fund; LIHEAP; the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP); Housing and Legal Services; Emergency Assistance and Weatherization programs and more valuable services.

The Commission encourages pre-registration for this annual event.  Individuals may reserve their spot by registering today – a live link for the event will be provided.

Be Utility Wise is a full-day professional development conference promoting consumer awareness, utility education and life management skills – providing participants with a good opportunity to network, share ideas and other family support services and resources with community partners and peers.

About the PUC

Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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