Albany Utilities received 6,000 applications. (Source: WALB)
Monique Broughton Knight is the spokesperson for Albany Utilities. (Source: WALB)
The $50 went right into customer's bills. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Tonight we've learned how much money was given out to Albany utilities customers last month.
Folks could apply to get a $50 credit if they lost power three or more days during the January storms.
Folks at Albany Utilities say they collected roughly 6,000 applications, totaling $300,000.
Representatives said the money came from utility programming dollars.
The funds were already budgeted.
The money in the programming budget goes to funding different programs for customers, including weatherization.
Albany utilities officials said it's rare incidents like this happen, but they were prepared.
"So far everything has been working out pretty good," said spokesperson Monique Broughton Knight. "We have done the true-ops from the estimated bills, we've mailed out letters to those customers, we've also mailed out the storm credit application approval letters."
She said some customers have already seen the 50 dollar credit on their bills.
Others can expect to see it in the coming bill cycle.