CORONAVIRUS, Oregon, utilities

Past-due PGE customers may qualify for matching grant to pay bills

Power lines near Forest Grove. File photo: Chas Hundley

Portland General Electric sent an email to some customers on March 10 announcing it will match customer’s payments on past-due balances between April 1 and June 30.

“It’s been a tough year, but you’re not alone in dealing with your past-due bill,” the email states. 

PGE will make matching payments dollar for dollar up to $500, and past-due payments don’t have to be made all at once — customers may stretch them out between April 1 and June 30.

Enrollment in the program is as simple as clicking on the “join the bill assistance program” button-style link in the email and the user automatically is enrolled. 

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