Throughout the month, OPPD customers have received an official looking letter in the mail that reads "important information enclosed."
Inside, were all sorts forms and what appeared to be a sales pitch for in-home "electrical protection," which is $3.95 a month.
Sam Hardy, the product marketing specialist, said the service is worth it and gives homeowners peace of mind, especially people whose homes are more than five years old. He also noted that OPPD was not in the insurance business.
"We saw that there was a need for the ability for people to get their home electrical system taken care of if its damaged or something along those lines," Hardy said, "there's a lot of people out there that need help and so we just felt it was a good community outreach."
The maximum amount OPPD will pay for repairs is $1,500.