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Save Money on Your New Mexico Power Bills!

Save Money on Your New Mexico 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!) and moratoriums that prevent your power from being shut off during the winter.

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

El Paso Electric

You could get help through Project Share, the time of use rate plan and budget billing. El Paso also offers rebates on appliances and other electric-related purchases. You might be able to get benefits just for being a customer. Check out the full scholarship they offer as a benefit to their customers. To learn more about it and everything else El Paso Electric offers, click here!


Are you a PNM customer? You might be able to get help through the company! There are a variety of programs you could use to help pay your bill. Choose a lower rate, upgrade your home and give yourself more options with PNM. You can see these benefits and also check out everything else we found here.

Xcel Energy

If you have Xcel Energy, you might have options! You could get payment plans, assistance and arrangements. People who qualify could also save more through the Xcel Energy low-income assistance plans. To learn more about everything we’ve found, check this article out!

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Don’t see your company? Let us know in the comments!

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.

Laurie Greenway

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

Hello Nicole, For me it's Continental Divide Electric Cooperative for the Grants/Milan, NM area of Cibola County; I do believe that they offer a few programs though am not sure what they are currently. Here's the link to their website I hope that it helps to gleen any info to go towards research :)

Tanina Cellicion

Sunday 30th of June 2019

Gallup Utilities

Riley Thomson

Monday 1st of July 2019

Tanina, I went ahead and added this to the research list. Thanks! -Riley

Tamara Washburn

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Continental Divide Electric Cooperative

Chloe Skupnick

Friday 5th of October 2018

Hi Tamara, I just added that to our research list. Here is some information on saving money on your energy bills:


Sheryl Nanco

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Public Service Company of NM

Chloe Skupnick

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Hi Sheryl, I just added that to our research list! I'm including this link because it might help you find some resources to start lowering your electric bill:



Thursday 28th of June 2018

Las Cruces news Mexico uses El Paso electric, I called once they said they have no assistance programs. Is this true? Kinda new to area.


Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Lea county electric coop. Lovington nm


Friday 29th of June 2018

Hi, Netty! We'll look into it. I've added this to our research list and we'll see what we can find. At the very least, you should be able to benefit from the state LIHEAP and weatherization programs. We'll see what else is available to you. :)