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How to Save Money on Your Florida Power Bills

(Last Updated On: October 22, 2018)

The electric bill can be a budget-buster when you’re surviving on a low income. Fortunately, your power company can usually help. There are several unknown or little-advertised programs that power companies may offer that can help lower the cost of your power bill.

Most power companies offer a budget billing plan, which averages the annual cost of electricity in a home and bills the customer in 12 even installments. This can help low-income customers maintain a budget and avert payment problems, especially during the more expensive winter months.

Some companies even offer free energy-efficiency improvements (including free LED light bulbs!), free weatherization upgrades and even payment assistance programs!

Just click the link below to find out what discounts, rebates and other money-saving programs are offered by YOUR local utility company!

Clay Electric

Are you a Clay Electric customer? You might qualify for help through the electric company. We found ways to help you save money on your bills while also lowering your energy usage. We even found ways you can get help paying your bill right away! There are many resources for Clay Electric customers. You can take advantage of them. Check out all the helpful information we found right here.

Duke Energy

Don’t let your Duke Energy bill get you down. If your bill is out of control, if you’re facing shut-off or you don’t know whether to buy groceries or pay the power bill, you have options. We found so many resources you can use to make sure you’re paying your Duke Energy bill. Do you know you could even qualify for a voucher that could pay up to $200 toward your bill? You can! Learn information on that and so much more by clicking right here.

Escambia River Electric

If you’re an Escambia River Electric customer, you might be able to get help with your bill. The company offers programs for low-income customers to help you keep your lights on and save money on your bills. We also found resources to make it easier for you to lower your energy consumption so you can start saving money on your bill right away. You can view everything we’ve found right here! 

Florida Power & Light

Florida Power & Light customers have options! If you’re struggling to pay your bill, stop it! We found resources to help you pay for your bill, keep the lights on and even get free home upgrades. Florida Power & Light also offers a special discounted rate plan for low-income customers to help you save money on your bill. Visit this article to see the scoop on everything we’ve found! 

Gulf Power

Do you have Gulf Power? Your bills might be out of control, but we found ways to help reign them back in. The company offers a variety of resources that could help you save money on your bill while also allowing you the chance to lower your bill. You could even get help with home upgrades through their Energy Select program or by using their rebates. Check out all the helpful things we’ve found for Gulf Power!  

JEA

People who are in the military, the elderly and those who are low-income could all get help with their JEA bills! We found ways to get help whether you’re in an emergency situation, need a little boost or want to find out how to lower your bill so you can save money. You can see all the resources we found for JEA customers right here. 

Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)

Stop struggling to pay your Orlando Utilities Commission bill. You can get help with your OUC bill through a variety of programs in the city and state. We also found ways for you to lower your bill for good through weatherization and free home energy upgrade programs. Check this article out for more help! 

Tallahassee Utilities

Your Tallahassee Utilities bill can be so hard to pay. We’ve been in that situation before! Learn about helpful payment options you have, though! You could get help paying your bill and making upgrades to your home. There are many resources that might be able to help you save money on your bill and even get caught up on payments. See what we’ve found here.

Talquin Electric

Is your Talquin Electric bill too high to pay? Are you wondering where you’re going to find help to make your next payment? Do you want to lower your bills once and for all? We found help! There are a variety of programs you can use to help pay your Talquin Electric bill. You could even get help with a voucher applied directly to your account. View this article for more information.

Tampa Electric (TECO)

When you’re struggling to pay your Tampa Electric bill, you might be wondering how you’re going to pay it or what you’re going to do. We found ways for you to get help! The electric company might be willing to make arrangements. They even have a program that could help low-income customers get caught up while splitting their bill over a period of a few months. See these and other resources in our article. 

If you don’t see your power company on this list, let us know in a comment below so we can find resources for you! 

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36 thoughts on “How to Save Money on Your Florida Power Bills”

  1. I am having problems with my air conditioner. I am low income, disabled. Have problems with asthma, COPD. Can you tell me where can I get help, please.

    1. Hi, Doris! I would contact your local Community Action Council. You should be eligible for help through your state’s Weatherization Program. Your cty and county may also offer rehabilitation grants or low-cost loans that can help. Contact your city development department for info on that. 🙂

  2. Called my electric company Withlacoochee Electric here in Florida, they told me no discounts or any kind of help with anything. You pay your bill or they shut you off

    1. Hey, Marti! Thanks for letting me know. Often, the basic customer service representatives aren’t even aware of some of the programs that are available to their customers. For example, a quick search on the Withlacoochee website reveals that customers can qualify for assistance through Operation Round-Up. The company is also a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, so you have access discounts and perks in your community. There are likely community and state perks that can help you with your power bill, also. I’ll add it to the research list and we’ll get a full write-up done as soon as we can. 🙂

    1. I’m sure there is! I’ve added this to our research list and we’ll investigate what this company offers as soon as we can. Thanks for asking, Rhonnett! 🙂

    1. We’ll find out! Thanks for asking, Tina! I’ve added that to our research list and we’ll investigate Gulf Power as soon as we can. 🙂

    1. Hey, Angela! Our researchers should be tackling JEA within the next week or so. I hope to have this information for you very soon! 🙂

  3. JEA…. Jacksonville electric authority…
    By the way I’ve read most of your articles/blogs and this is some pretty awesome stuff. It takes alot of time and research to make this possible and you are appreciated darling…. Thank you from so many readers, thank you!!!

    1. Oh, you’re so welcome Trina! <3 I've got JEA on our list and we'll get to it as quick as we can. We only have four researchers for the whole site, so it might be a little while... but we'll get it done as quickly as we can!

  4. Can we get some information on clay electric company because I could really use some help they charger a power cost adjustment fee and a access charge fee every month and it’s anywhere from $40- $70 more then my bill should be month. We are a low-income family and we struggle ever month to get are bills pay and to have enough money to just put in gas to make it back and forth to work. So any help on saving money would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks in advance for all your help

  5. Can you check on lakeland electric as well? Im trying to learn to live on a budget so any money saving tips you can give for lakeland florida I qohld be so very thankful. I am now on full disability and trying to cope with the small amount i get now .

    Sherri B.

  6. Hi
    I love all the information you provide. However I never see Lee county Florida. Our electric company is LCEC. Lee county electric cooperative. Any help and advise would be greatly appreciated.

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