State Bolsters Energy Policy

More New York residents will be able to get aid with paying their heating bills under an expansion announced by Governor Cuomo.

The expansion to the Energy Affordability Policy adds $12 million to allow 50,000 direct voucher and utility-guarantee customers to participate, bringing the total program benefits to $260 million.

Depending on qualifications electric heating customers will receive monthly discounts up to $76, up from a maximum of $27 today. Gas heating customers will receive discounts up to $67, up from a maximum of $50 today.