Energy bill relief assistance available for Lee County residents

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Lee County residents are getting the chance to feel some relief on their rising energy bills.

Lee County Human & Veteran Services office is looking to put an ease on households through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

If you are a Florida Power & Light or Lee County Electric Cooperative customer, you might qualify and be eligible to receive up to $600 in help for your electric bill.

LCEC recently said that every household could expect a see a $32 rise in their monthly cost, but many customers have said they are seeing increased well above that estimate.

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Karen Ryan, Director of Public Relations with LCEC, says there are numerous factors as to why customers are seeing an increase in their electric bill.

“We are still experiencing supply chain issues and currently the biggest factor is power cost.,” Ryan said. “The cost to generate power has risen and we pay our power supplier for our power.”

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Ryan also stated that natural gas prices are extremely high right now and that the power cost adjustment increased nearly 48% in the past six months.

To receive this assistance there are some requirements that include you must be 18 or older and in financial crisis.

If you would like to fill out an application to receive this assistance you can go to the Veteran’s Affairs Office in Fort Myers on Thompson Street or click here for more information.

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