Vectren: August Bills Expected to be Higher Due to Hot July

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With temperatures this July higher-than-normal, Vectren is encouraging customers to consider a likely bill increase for the Month of August – reflecting July consumption.

“July was significantly hotter than June, in fact, cooling degree days were about 50 percent higher and this heat has undoubtedly taken its toll on customers’ air conditioners and cooling fans that have to run more frequently to keep their homes and businesses comfortable,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery-South. “Temperatures are certainly driving energy usage and bills higher. We are encouraging customers that may find themselves with a higher than expected bill to reach out to us before they get behind.”

Bills received in August could be 20-30% higher on average than bills received last month due to a mild June, according to Vectren.

Customers who may be challenged to pay or those who have received a disconnect notice should call Vectren at 1-800-227-1376 to see if they qualify for a payment arrangement, where the bill can be spread into smaller payments over a period of time.

To learn more about Vectren’s programs, click here or call 866-240-8476.

(This story was originally published on July 31, 2017)

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