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How to Save Money on Your Florida Power Bills

How to Save Money on Your Florida Power Bills

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!  


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. 

Lakeland Power

If your Lakeland Power bill is a big burden, you might need some help paying for it! We found programs that could help you pay your bills! We also found helpful options for lowering your bills and making sure you use as little energy as possible. Read this for more information!

Lee County Electric 

You don’t have to keep busting your budget with your Lee County Electric Bill! We found resources that might be able to help you save money on your bills and get help paying them if you are low-income. Many of these resources are free and some can even be used right now if you’re facing shut-off. Check out what all we’ve found 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! 


If your SECO bill is too high or too hard to pay, you are definitely not alone. We found several helpful resources to help you stay on top. Click here to read the details.

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. 

Withlacoochee Electric

If you’re unable to pay your Withlacoochee Electric bill, there might be options available. We found resources that could help you make it easier to pay your bill, upgrade your home to make it more energy efficient and save money on your bills right now. Check out all the helpful options we’ve found here.

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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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.


Thursday 1st of September 2022

I live in Florida but Escambia River Electric Coop. Is not on the list. They cut us off we get bill on the 8th and due on 15th then cut us off by 23. I am disabked they dont even give any djsciunts for low income. They own the water also. I really dont know how we are going to make it. The elderly, disabled,vet's have not got any help from our state. No stimulus no extra ebt nothing. Our food has increased 25 to 50 percent in our rural areas so nothing on ebt is starving us to death

Catherine Marucci

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Hi Zelda. We know how much of a struggle it can be! Have you contacted Modest Needs?

Elizabeth Schmitz

Sunday 24th of April 2022

West Florida electric


Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.


Saturday 12th of February 2022

Leesburg, fl We pay apx $75 a month in fees before even using any electric. It would be nice to see Leesburg Electric have some sort of assistance program.


Tuesday 15th of February 2022

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.


Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Nothing for Glades electric?


Thursday 9th of December 2021

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.

Christina Sadoski

Saturday 10th of July 2021

Is Fort Pierce Utilities and Power on the list?


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.