Oct 11, 2010
Residential customers could win green for going green
Free, safe and secure paperless billing has always been a great idea, but now there’s a potential bonus for PPL Electric Utilities residential customers who sign up for the service by Dec. 31.
They could win some green for going green.
Residential customers who currently receive a paper bill from PPL Electric Utilities and sign up for paperless billing by year’s end will automatically be entered into the Go Paperless Sweepstakes*.
The top 10 winners will receive $2,500 toward a comprehensive energy audit conducted by a certified building analyst and any recommended home energy efficiency improvements identified in the audit. In addition, 20 more customers will win free walk-through home energy surveys, valued at more than $100.
Contest details are available at www.pplelectric.com/gopaperless.
Rebates for home energy audits are available to PPL Electric Utilities residential customers through the E-power initiative. To find out more about both the audit and survey, visit www.pplelectric.com/e-power and select Home Assessment and Weatherization under Residential Programs.
“I encourage everyone to sign up for paperless billing,” said Thomas C. Stathos, director of Customer Programs and Services for PPL Electric Utilities. “Whether you win a prize or not, paperless billing is convenient and secure, and it reduces paper use. That’s positive for the environment, saves trees, and ultimately lowers the cost of processing bills and payments.”
Only about 70,000 of PPL Electric Utilities’ 1.2 million residential customers currently take advantage of paperless billing. “Obviously, there is a lot of potential here. About three-quarters of our customers have computer access, and more and more are conducting business online,” Stathos said.
With paperless billing from PPL Electric Utilities, bill notices arrive by e-mail. With a few mouse clicks, customers can view their bill online through their “myPPL” account and pay their bill online. They also can schedule online payments or enroll in our automatic bill payment program. Changing billing options is easy through the website or by calling 1-800-342-5775.
Be sure to watch for paperless billing television commercials, airing now through late October.
PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania and has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.
* No purchase necessary. Certain exceptions apply. For complete details see the Official Rules at www.pplelectric.com/gopaperless. You can enter by signing up for paperless billing or mailing in your contact information.