NV Energy expanding special assistance program due to COVID-19 impacts
CARSON CITY, Nev. — NV Energy is offering its Northern Nevada Special Assistance Fund for Energy program to people who are struggling because of the COVID-19 epidemic.
That program offers to help with energy bills across Northern Nevada for people with income limitations or other unusual circumstances.
A spokesman said that includes those impacted by the virus because of layoffs or who are unable to pay because they are self-isolated.
The spokesman said those who need help should go here for information.
The company has already announced it will suspend disconnects for non-payment to customers impacted by the virus and waive late fees and deposits for customers experiencing financial hardship.
The news comes on the heels of a luxury home report from Nevada State Bank that showed in 2019, Northern Nevada’s high-value real estate market accounted for 418 home sales in 2019, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2018. The average luxury home price was over $1.8 million in 2019.