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. Just click the link below to find out what discounts, rebates and other money-saving programs are offered by YOUR local utility company!
This post is for New York power companies only.
To see info for another state, please click here.
You could get help with your Central Hudson Gas and Electric bill through the Good Neighbor Fund. You might also be able to get help with your home by making it more energy efficient through the Energy Efficiency fund. Central Hudson Gas and Electric might also be able to help you upgrade your home and provide you with a credit for energy efficient upgrades. To see everything we’ve found out about Central Hudson Gas and Electric, click here!
Do you struggle with your ConEd bill? There are options available! You could get help with EnergyShare and even with cooling costs. There are programs available for seniors and for people with disabilities. You might even be able to get help lowering your bill through a variety of rate plans that ConEd offers. To learn more, click here.
Is Green Mountain Energy your electric supplier? You might be able to save money! Green Mountain Energy and your electric company might offer discounts and other options for customers to get help paying their bills while lowering their rates. See everything we’ve learned about Green Mountain Energy here!
If your Just Energy bill is too high to pay, you might have options. Just Energy and your electric company might offer discounts, lower rates and other options to help you pay your bill! There are a variety of programs available that include help from Just Energy and from your electric company. Click here to learn more about Just Energy!
You can spread out your National Grid payments, get subsidized payments and so much more. National Grid has programs that might help low-income customers get help with their bills. We also found help using community resources to get assistance with your bill. To learn more about everything we’ve found for National Grid customers, go to this article!
Are you a NYSEG customer struggling with your bills? We found help! You can get assistance through the cashback program and with variable rates! You might also be able to get help lowering your bill with energy efficient appliances and much more. Here’s everything we’ve found for NYSEG customers!
You could get payment arrangements and an equal payment plan to help you with your PSEG bill! There are options available for customers who want to get the most from their PSEG bill! You can save money and get assistance through state and local programs, too! You can go here to check out everything we’ve found for PSEG customers!
RG&E customers who are strugglign with their bills might have options! The company might be able to provide you with arrears management assistance and other programs. You could even get help from community resources like the Salvation Army! Click here to find help with your RG&E bill!
Don’t see your power company listed?
Please leave a comment with the name of your company and your county…. and I’ll research it, write it and add it to the list!