Heading into each winter season, the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) prepares an outreach and education campaign designed to help consumers manage their energy bills while staying warm and safe during the cold weather months.
This year’s forecasts indicates that prices will remain the same or possibly decrease from previous years. Regardless of price forecasts, many vulnerable New Yorkers may face the challenge of managing monthly energy bills as energy use can often be higher during heating months and other household affordability challenges remain in place.
The Department’s winter preparedness has valuable resources for consumers such as controlling heating costs, consumer protections, energy efficiency and winter safety, as well as links to state and utility financial assistance programs.
Please visit their dedicated winter preparedness page to learn more about what services and programs may available to you: www.dps.ny.gov/winter