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25 Reasons why We Energies, percentage of income payment program is a great idea! Comment Now...

Updated: Jun 4, 2023


In 2022 Walnut Way was heavily involved in the We Energies WECPCO rate case and the final order resulted in Walnut Way's current work with the Public Service Commission, now in 2023


The final order from the 2022 rate case requires We Energies to partner with Walnut Way on a percentage of income pilot payment program and also examine We Energies' current low-income forgiveness tool known as the LIFT program.



Send your comment to the Wisconsin Pulbic Service Commission and share why a Percentage of Income Payment Program is a must for Milwaukee, We Energies customers.


According to We Energies data there more 60,000 customers in Milwaukee who would be eligible for the program.


Here is 25 more reason why a PIPP should be created!


Seniors:

"As a retiree living on a fixed income, the Percentage of Income Payment Program would help me manage my energy bills while maintaining a comfortable home."


"This program would enable seniors like myself to age in place with dignity, without having to worry about unaffordable energy costs."


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Disability:

"Living with a disability, the Percentage of Income Payment Program would reduce the financial burden of energy bills and allow me to focus on my health and well-being."


"The program would ensure that individuals with disabilities have equitable access to essential energy services, regardless of their income."


Low Income:

"The Percentage of Income Payment Program would provide much-needed relief for low-income households struggling to make ends meet."


"By making energy bills more affordable, this program would help lift families out of poverty and promote economic stability."


Single Parents:

"As a single parent juggling multiple responsibilities, the Percentage of Income Payment Program would help ease the financial pressure of raising a family."


"This program would provide single parents with the support they need to create a stable and nurturing environment for their children."


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Students:

"For students living on tight budgets, the Percentage of Income Payment Program would make it more feasible to maintain a comfortable living space while pursuing higher education."


"This program would alleviate some of the financial stress faced by students, allowing them to focus on their studies and future careers."


Homeless:

"The Percentage of Income Payment Program could help those experiencing homelessness transition into stable housing by making energy bills more manageable."


"By addressing energy affordability, this program could play a crucial role in breaking the cycle of homelessness."

Divorce:

"Following a divorce, the Percentage of Income Payment Program would provide much-needed financial support during a challenging period of adjustment."


"This program would help individuals recovering from a divorce maintain their quality of life while navigating new financial circumstances."

Supportive Housing:

"For residents of supportive housing, the Percentage of Income Payment Program would ensure that energy costs do not become a barrier to long-term housing stability."


"The program would complement existing supportive housing services by addressing the crucial issue of energy affordability."


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Additional Reasons:

"The Percentage of Income Payment Program would empower participants to invest in energy efficiency improvements, benefiting both their finances and the environment."


"By basing energy bills on income, this program would create a more equitable energy system for all community members."


"The program would encourage greater energy conservation and awareness, promoting sustainable behaviors across the community."


"Implementing the Percentage of Income Payment Program would foster a sense of social responsibility and solidarity among community members."


"This program would provide a safety net for those facing unexpected financial hardships, helping them maintain access to essential energy services."


"By making energy bills more predictable, the Percentage of Income Payment Program would enable better financial planning and budgeting for participating households."


"The program would demonstrate a commitment to addressing energy poverty and promoting social equity within the community."


"Supporting the Percentage of Income Payment Program would send a strong message about the importance of energy justice and inclusivity."


"The success of this program could serve as a model for other communities, inspiring similar efforts to promote energy affordability and sustainability nationwide."


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Jun 22, 2023

These public meetings were held on the same day, were not announced on news stations or placed in bills and have not given examples of personal testimonies in all states. The forms do not take into account how people truly feel as they are not considered part of the record. We Energies does not have the right to know everyone's income who has not applied for assistance and does not deserve a raise every year.

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