Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP)
The Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP) is a statewide utility-sponsored program mandated by Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regulations. (Smart Comfort and Weatherization Assistance Programs are the equivalent of LIURP in some utility territories.) LIURP is intended to help low-income residential customers lower their energy costs through effective energy conservation.
Customers may qualify for energy-efficiency improvements such as storm windows, storm doors, insulation, refrigerator replacement, water heater jackets, energy-efficient lighting, and energy audits. LIURP complements and supplements the services funded by other low-income programs. Each utility company has some flexibility in terms of the nature of services provided to reduce energy usage.
The income eligibility for LIURP in Pennsylvania is 150 percent above the federal poverty level. For some customers with special needs (such as handicapped or disabled people, seriously ill people, or the elderly), the household income eligibility may be increased to 200 percent above federal poverty level.