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How to Save on Your Electric Bill (and Get Free Stuff!)

How to Save on Your Electric Bill (and Get Free Stuff!)

Wondering how to save on your electric bill? Of course, there are ways you can cut back on your electricity usage… but the best way to save might come directly from your electricity provider!

From free appliances to budget billing, most utility companies offer services that can help their customers save money. We’ve found secret programs that can give you monthly discounts, provide $10,000+ in FREE home improvements and so much more! It’s the easiest way to learn how to save on your electric bill!

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In 2015, I bought a home in another town and I was suddenly faced with power bills that were over $1,000 per month! I was shocked and I couldn’t afford it… so I called our power company and asked for help. I discovered TONS of programs that I never knew existed!

The company even sent a representative who evaluated our home, recommended cost-saving measures and even gave us two free shower-heads and about a dozen free LED light bulbs! The representative also told us how we could get a new refrigerator and washing machine absolutely free.

About a year later, we discovered another program offered through our local Community Action Council that installed over $18,000 in FREE home improvement products (including a new air conditioner)!

We were also able to get more than $2,000 in pledges to help lower our bills.

These programs SAVED my budget… and I bet similar ones could help yours, too!

After rent, the electricity bill is usually the biggest item in a family’s budget. If you’re struggling to pay it, it’s no wonder you want to learn how to save on your electric bill!

That’s why I’ve been on a mission to research and write about every power company in the US. I’ve discovered all sorts of helpful programs during my research, including monthly discounts, free weatherization programs, moratoriums that prevent your power from being disconnected, programs that forgive your past-due balance and so much more!

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Are you ready to learn how to save on your electric bill?

I haven’t finished the list yet, so if you don’t see your state or power provider in the list, just leave a comment and let me know. I’ll add it to my to-do list and get that research done for you just as soon as I can!

You’ll find an alphabetized state list below. Just click on your state information to get started and see the companies we’ve investigated so far!

Alabama

Alabama has many power companies, including Alabama Power, Decatur Utilities, Dixie Electric Cooperative and more.

Arizona

Arizona’s power companies range from city utilities, like the City of Mesa, to larger providers like APS and SRP. Check it out!

Arkansas

From American Electric Power to SWEPCO and more, we’ve investigated many companies in Arkansas. Click here to see what we’ve found.

California

California residents can save money on Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas and Electric (PGE), and more.

Colorado

We haven’t listed very many Colorado providers yet. Leave us a comment with your Colorado power company so we can add it to the research list.  See what we’ve found so far!

Connecticut

Wondering how to save on your electric bill in Connecticut? That’s a great question! Check this list and if you don’t see your provider, let us know in a comment!

Delaware

If you’re wrestling with big power bills in this small state, we’re here to help! Check this list and let us know if your company is missing!

Florida

We get a lot of requests for power companies in Florida! From Orlando Utilities Commission to Florida Power and Light, we’ve got a long list of Florida power companies right here.

Georgia

Need to know how to save on your electric bill in Georgia? We’ve got the scoop on Georgia Power and other Georgia power companies right here.

Hawaii

Living in Hawaii is expensive enough. You don’t need to worry about sky-high electric bills! We’ve found help here for low-income islanders, too.

Idaho

Idaho customers can save money on their utility bills, too! Learn what programs are available from your Idaho companies here.

Illinois 

We’ve investigated a mix of electricity and gas companies throughout Illinois! Check this list and see if we’ve covered your company!

Indiana

From American Electric Power (AEP) to Vectren, we’ve got a long list of Indiana electric providers! If you’re trying to figure out how to save money on your electric bill in Indiana, this list should help.

Iowa

We’ve got the scoop on power companies in Iowa! From Access to MidAmerican, see if we’ve covered your Iowa power company here!

Kansas

Kansas companies, such as Kansas Gas and Westar Energy, offer money-saving programs, too! Find out how to save on your electric bill in Kansas here.

Kentucky

We’ve written about a lot of companies in Kentucky, including American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Kentucky Power and so much more. See if we’ve written about your Kentucky provider here.

Louisiana

Louisiana customers of CLECO, SWEPCO, and all the other COs can save money on their utilities, too! Here’s our list of Louisiana providers. If you don’t see yours, let us know and we’ll add it to the research list.

Maine

We’ve written about a few companies in Maine but I’m sure we’re missing a bunch. If you don’t see yours on this list, be sure to let me know so we can add it!

Maryland

Some of our readers have requested Maryland power companies, so we’ve got information on Baltimore Gas and Electric, SMECO, and more. If you don’t see yours listed here, just let us know!

Massachusetts 

If you’re a customer of Eversource, National Grid, or another company, here’s how to save on your electric bill in Massachusetts!

Michigan

We’ve written about a lot of Michigan power bills! From American Electric Power to XCel Energy, you can find a list of Michigan energy providers right here.

Minnesota

Don’t see your provider on this list of Minnesota companies? Let me know and I’ll add our company to our research list!

Mississippi

We’ve written about Mississippi power and more! To see if we’ve written about your company, check this list. Let me know if you don’t see yours!

Missouri

We don’t have many Missouri power companies in our list yet, so be sure to leave us a comment with your company name! We’re happy to add it to our research list and see what we can find.

Montana

Montana Dakota Utilities can’t be the only provider in Montana, right? Check here to see the companies we’ve researched in Montana so far and let me know if yours isn’t on the list yet!

Nebraska

Wondering how to save on your electric bill in Nebraska? This is the list you’re looking for! 

Nevada

Nevada customers can save money on their utilities, too! Here’s what we’ve found in Nevada so far.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a small state with big savings! Find out how to save on your electric bill in New Hampshire here.

New Jersey

Another little state with big savings! New Jersey customers can learn how to save on their electric bill in their state by checking out this list.

New Mexico

We’ve only had a few New Mexico requests, so our list is still fairly small. Check it out and let me know if you use a different provider!

New York

There are a ton of different electricity providers in New York! If you’re wondering how to save on your electric bill in New York, all you have to do is select your provider from this list!

North Carolina

From Dominion to South River, we’ve found a lot of providers in North Carolina that offer awesome savings programs! Check out what we’ve found!

North Dakota

You could save on Montana Dakota Utilities, XCel Energy, and more! If you’re a North Dakota energy consumer, you can’t afford to miss this.

Ohio

We’ve spent a lot of time researching power companies in Ohio! If you’re looking for more information about how to save on your electric bill in Ohio, this is the list you want.

Oklahoma

We have had many requests for help in Oklahoma, so we’ve got a long list of providers already written up. As always, just let me know if you don’t see yours in this list!

Oregon

Our Oregon readers can learn how to save on your electric bill by visiting this list of Oregon energy providers! We’ve got several on our list. If you don’t see yours, just let me know!

Pennsylvania

Save money on your Pennsylvania power bills with this information. We’ve found help from several providers in this state!

Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a tiny state with big savings! If you’re wondering how to save on your electric bill in Rhode Island, here’s the information you’re looking for!

South Carolina

If you’re looking to save money in South Carolina, we’ve found assistance from big companies like Duke Energy and little coops like Laurens Electric Cooperative! See the full list here.

South Dakota

South Dakota customers can save money with MidAmerican Energy, Montana Dakota Utilities, XCel Energy, and other providers! We’ve got instructions on how to save on your electric bill in South Dakota here.

Tennessee

We’ve written about several providers in Tennessee! We’ve got big providers that serve a lot of customers, like Cleveland Utilities, and smaller coops that only serve a few. See if we’ve written about your company by clicking here. If you can’t find it on the list, let me know!

Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including our list of energy providers! If you need information on how to save on your electric bill in Texas, this list should surely help.

Utah

Whether you’re a customer of Rocky Mountain Power, Dominion Energy, or some other provider, this list of Utah energy providers has info that can help you!

Vermont

We don’t have many providers in Vermont yet! If you’re a Vermont resident, let us know what power companies we can research for you and we’ll get them added to the list!

Virginia

We only have a few providers in Virginia right now.  If you’re a Virginia resident, let us know what power companies we can research for you and we’ll get them added to the list!

Washington 

Since we originally served Washington State only, this list is the most comprehensive one on the site! If you live in Washington and you want to know how to save on your electric bill, you can’t afford to miss this!

Washington DC

Washington DC residents can choose their suppliers, too. We’ve found help from PEPCO and more!

West Virginia

Ready to save money on your power bill in West Virginia? We’ve found help from Dominion Energy, Mon Power, and more!

Wisconsin

Wisconsin customers can save money on their bills from We Energies, Xcel Energy, and more! Here’s the full list.

Wyoming

Wondering how to save on your electric bill in Wyoming? Here’s what we’ve found from your local Wyoming providers. 

Don’t see your company listed?

In the meantime, check out this post that will help you reduce your bills no matter where you reside!

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.

Kris

Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Colorado Springs Utilities for electric company.

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 4th of October 2022

Here's the info we have on them: https://lowincomerelief.com/colorado-springs-utilities/

Tiffany Day

Sunday 2nd of October 2022

I was wondering if you could check out Shelby Energy Cooperative in Ky? I have tried to talk to them but they are not very cooperative (haha). I think I posted something like this a min ago but hit a button that messed up my post.

Catherine Marucci

Sunday 2nd of October 2022

We'll add them to our list to look into!

Michelle

Sunday 18th of September 2022

Do you have any information about programs for Liberty Utilities in the Joplin, Missouri area?

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 20th of September 2022

Hi Michelle. It's not on our list yet. We'll add it to this page when they let us know something: https://lowincomerelief.com/save-money-missouri-power-bill/

Thomas Russell

Tuesday 30th of August 2022

I'm in Blountville, Tn on the Bristol Tn Essential Services system. Anything available?

Catherine Marucci

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

Hi Thomas. Here's the info we currently have on Tennessee: https://lowincomerelief.com/save-money-tennessee-power-bill/

Alma L Trumble

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Pickwick Electric in Southwest Tennessee.

Catherine Marucci

Wednesday 10th of August 2022

Hi Alma. As soon as we have information on them, it will be added to this page.