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Save Money on Your Iowa Power Bills!

Save Money on Your Iowa Power Bills!

Save money on your Iowa electric bill! 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. Almost all states offer FREE weatherization assistance and financial aid to low-income homeowners and renters!

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


Access Energy

You can get help with your Access Energy bill through the ReCare program and other community agency programs. You might also qualify for help through Access Energy with budget billing and peak pricing to lower your energy bills. If you need help paying for your bill, check out all the resources we’ve found right here.

Alliant Energy

You can get help lowering your Alliant Energy bill through their budget billing and time of use rates. You might also be able to get help paying a large bill or one that’s overdue. Alliant Energy offers rebate programs and low-interest loans to make energy efficient upgrades to your home. You can even get $50 from Alliant Energy. To find out how to do that and so much more, click here!


Black Hills Energy

You could get help with paying your Black Hills Energy bill through Black Hills Cares or one of their payment arrangement options. You might also be able to get help with lowering your bills by using their energy audit combined with state resources. Check here to see everything the company has that we’ve found! 

MidAmerican Energy

You could get help with your MidAmerican Energy bill from programs like LIHEAP and community-based organizations. You might also be able to get help lowering your bill by using free services like weatherization and rebates from MidAmerican Energy. To see everything we’ve found for this company, go to our article. 

Didn’t see your power company listed?

Leave me a note in the comments below and I’ll research what benefits your utility company offers!

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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.


Saturday 8th of January 2022

Please look into Consumers Energy for Story County


Monday 17th of January 2022

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


Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Atlantic Municipal utilities?

Hannah Benge

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

I've added this to the research list! Thanks-Hannah


Thursday 10th of January 2019

Clarke Electric?

Riley Thomson

Friday 11th of January 2019

Angela, I just added this to our research list. Thanks. -Riley

Mel B.

Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Consumers Energy Cooperatve in Marshalltown iowa

Riley Thomson

Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Mel, I added this to the research list. Thanks! -Riley


Tuesday 10th of July 2018



Thursday 12th of July 2018

Thanks, Mo! I've added that to our research list. :)