Program helps low-income in Va pay electric bills

AP News
Posted: Nov 13, 2009 12:11 PM

Appalachian Power says it's working with the nonprofit Dollar Energy Fund to help low-income residents pay electricity bills.

The utility said Thursday the new partnership will focus on improving contributions and distribution of the assistance.

Appalachian Power says it and American Electric Power stockholders are contributing $500,000 to the Virginia fund. Appalachian Power is a subsidiary of AEP.