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Lancaster, CA. August 20, 2015 – Yesterday, the City of Lancaster’s Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) team met with citizens at the Lancaster Senior Center in an effort to ensure seniors are fully informed of their new options in the energy market, as well as the assistance programs potentially available to them through LCE, the new local energy provider.

Residents’ whose households have limited income, or are home to someone with special medical needs, may qualify for more affordable energy under either the California Alternative Rates for Energy (CARE) program, the federal Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) program, or by receiving a medical baseline allowance. For example, LCE CARE customers typically save approximately 10% on their monthly energy bills. Residents who qualify for public assistance programs such as Medi-Cal, SNAP, WIC, or SSI will also likely qualify for CARE, FERA, or medical baseline programs.

“It’s very important to keep the seniors of our community informed regarding any assistance available to them,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Part of the motivating factor behind taking control of our energy market and establishing Lancaster Choice Energy was so that we could ensure various groups within our population, such as our seniors, are paying fair rates and receiving the highest level of customer care.”

More information regarding Lancaster Choice Energy can be found at www.LancasterChoiceEnergy.com or by calling 661-723-6084.