PUC Hosts “Berks Be Wise” Virtual Social Services Conference

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), the County of Berks and local utilities are virtually hosting the 17th annual Berks County “Be Wise” social service conference on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020.

With the Commonwealth’s ongoing response to the current pandemic, this year’s daylong program will be conducted via Virtual Zoom Conference – with PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille providing an opening message highlighting the PUC’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, its annual “Prepare Now” campaign, and energy affordability and assistance programs for income-qualified consumers.

The PUC’s annual “train-the-trainer” events bring together front-line community partners, utilities and key stakeholders.

The 2020 Berks County “Be Wise” event features panel discussions on such topics as Utility Responses to COVID-19 – Regulatory, Program and Policy Updates; Opportunities for Homeless Students; Food Insecurities and Community Engagement; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment; Autism Services and Support; Public Housing and Homeownership Services; Human Trafficking 101 Training; and Support for LGBTQ individuals.

Berks Be Wise is part of the PUC’s annual “train-the-trainer” events bringing together front-line community partners, utilities and key stakeholders in highlighting energy efficiency, conservation and customer assistance programs intended to help income-qualified households maintain essential utility services.