A close-up view of a utility meter on the side of a Nome building.

Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) Board of Directors announces a $575 electric utility energy subsidy for every eligible household in its 15 member communities. 

Energy subsidies have been issued at $575 per household every year since 2015, with NSEDC paying approximately $1.5 million to local electric utilities on behalf of residents each of those years. 

To receive the electric utility energy subsidy, households must sign up by submitting an application by March 19. Households should see their savings in their monthly electric bills by mid-April. As in the past, those living off the electric power grid will also be given the opportunity to receive a $575 heating fuel credit to the fuel vendor in their community. 

Recognizing the need for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, NSEDC is offering residents the following opportunities to sign up for the 2021 NSEDC Energy Subsidy:

Residents can go to nsedc.com to complete and submit their application online. If you do not have access to the internet, residents can pick up an application at the pickup/drop-off location from the local liaison.

Nome residents can pick up an application outside the Nome Joint Utilities System (NJUS) downtown office and drop off at the same location in the drop box outside the office.

As in previous years, residents who are in an apartment or rental situation and do not have their own electric utility account are eligible to participate in the Energy Subsidy by completing and submitting the Landlord/Tenant form which can be printed from nsedc.com or picked from your community liaison or at the NJUS downtown office. 

Lastly, those living off the electric power grid can contact the local liaison for the proper form to receive a $575 heating fuel credit to the fuel vendor in their community.

For more information on NSEDC’s 2021 Energy Subsidy, contact Community Development Coordinator Thomas Simonsson in Unalakleet at (800) 385-3190 or [email protected].

Image at top: Utility meter in Nome. Photo: Matthew Smith, KNOM.

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