Save Money on Your Maryland Power Bill

(Last Updated On: January 1, 2019)

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!

Baltimore Gas and Electric 

You could get help with your Baltimore Gas and Electric bill! The company might be able to help you with budget billing, a due date extension and even assistance programs. You might also qualify for help through the state programs offered to Baltimore Gas and Electric customers. We found many programs that might be able to help you save money on your bill. Check it all out here.


Are you a Delmarva customer? Are you struggling to pay your bill? Don’t miss this! You could get help through the USPP or through the extension program from Delmarva. Delmarva customers might also be able to get help through state programs that offer assistance to low-income Baltimore residents. You can learn more about those programs and so much more by going to the Delmarva article! 

Green Mountain Energy 

If you’re a Green Mountain Energy customer and struggling to pay your electric bill, you might be able to find help through the programs the company offers. As a provider, Green Mountain Energy might be able to help you save money on your bills. They have variable rates and other programs that could be beneficial to you. To see everything we’ve found out about Green Mountain Energy, click here.

Just Energy

If you have Just Energy as your provider, you might be able to get help with large bills! You can choose your rate from this provider and find other resources that might be able to help make paying your bill just a little easier. The provider offers resources and options for all their customers who qualify. To learn more about Just Energy discounts and rates, check this out.


You could qualify for RAD or USP through PEPCO if you’re struggling to pay your bill and are low-income. You might also be able to get other types of assistance to make paying your bill easier. There are a variety of programs available for PEPCO customers through the state and through the company. You can learn more about these programs and other ways to get helpful options by going to the article here. 

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)

Are you a SMECO member? If yes, you could get help paying your bill through the cooperative. There are a variety of programs available for co-op customers. You could also get help with lowering your bill, upgrading your home and getting rewards through community agencies. Also, check out capital credits which could help you pay for your SMECO bill. To learn more about the programs we found through SMECO, go here.

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