Energy Providers Are Helping Communities During The Pandemic
Retail energy providers, either directly or through their parent corporations, have contributed more than $13 million to various COVID-19 relief efforts. Earth Etch salutes these businesses for assisting their communities during these difficult times. Below are some of the providers who are making a tangible difference. You can read more about their efforts at the provided links.
American Electric Power (AEP) | Calpine Corporation | Direct Energy | Exelon Corporation | IGS Energy | Nextera Energy | NRG Energy | MP Energy | Vistra Energy
American Electric Power (AEP)
American Electric Power (AEP) (which owns AEP Energy) donated “$1.5 million in emergency funds, including nearly $500,000 in Ohio, to support basic human needs and help address the hardships faced by customers and communities.”
Calpine Corporation (which includes subsidiaries Calpine Energy Solutions and Champion Energy Services) “established a community assistance fund to provide help where it is most needed and seeded it with an initial $1 million.”
Direct Energy pledged “an additional $100,000 to their Neighbor-to-Neighbor bill assistance program to further support relief efforts for Texas Customers.”
The Exelon Corporation (which includes subsidiary Constellation) made donations totaling more than $5 million “nationwide to relief organization support of communities impacted by the spread of the coronavirus.”
IGS Energy along with other companies matched donations “in support of the United Way of Central Ohio Community Response Fund to help workers and their families during the COVID-19 crisis.”
The NextEra Energy family of companies (which includes NextEra Energy Services) committed $1.5 million in COVID-19 emergency assistance “to be distributed to partner organizations on the frontlines supporting the most vulnerable in our communities.”
NRG Energy, Inc. committed to donating “$2 million in charitable contributions including cash and urgently needed safety equipment supporting first responders, as well as funds that aid local communities and teachers.”
MP Energy (a Shell Energy North America Subsidiary) if offering a free online toolkit for teaching kids about renewable energy.
Vistra Energy (which includes TXU Energy, Luminant, Dynegy, and Ambit Energy) donated “$2 million to non-profits and social service agencies, providing direct relief for people with critical needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in the communities it serves.”
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