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CenterPoint: Prepare for Higher Heating Bills

CenterPoint Energy, located on Riverside Drive in Evansville.
CenterPoint Energy, located on Riverside Drive in Evansville.

Bills could go up more, following last year's spikes

CenterPoint Energy is bracing customers for higher heating bills. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The energy company says the volatility of natural gas prices continues to impact utilities, and it encourages customers to prepare now for potentially higher bills this winter.

The company predicts customers can expect to pay on average $150 a month during the five-month heating season of November through March.

By comparison, last year’s average bill for the five-month period was about $145 a month.

Last year’s spikes enraged many customers and resulted in protests and the creation of a group called Direct Action Against CenterPoint Energy.

CenterPoint say it offers an array of payment assistance options as well as energy-saving tips and energy efficiency programs to help mitigate the high bills.

The city of Evansville will host six Access to Service Fairs during the winter heating season, with representatives of CenterPoint, the Water and Sewer Utility, and assistance agencies.

The fairs will be held at the CK Newsome Center, with the first one scheduled for Thursday, November 10th, from 5 to 7 p.m.