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Save Money on North Carolina Power Bills!

Save Money on North Carolina 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!

Dominion Energy

Are you struggling with your Dominion Energy bill? We found help! If you need assistance with your bill, you need help upgrading your home or you want to avoid shut-off, you might be able to find it. You could get help from Thermwise, with rebates and with income-qualifying assistance. There are many programs that can help you with your Dominion Energy bill. To see everything we’ve found, click here.


Duke Energy

Don’t let your Duke Energy bill keep you down! We found ways you can get help upgrading your home, making your bills easier to pay and even avoiding shut-off. You might also qualify for help from agencies in your community. Go here to see everything we’ve found for Duke Energy customers.

Piedmont EMC

As a member of Piedmont EMC, you might be able to get help paying your bill, save money and lower your usage! You could even get free trips to D.C. and money just for being a member. Check out all the awesome things we’ve found for you!

Pineville Electric

If you’re a Pineville Electric customer, you might be able to get help with your bill. You could qualify for income-based programs and for other things that might make it easier for you to pay your bill. You could also get free home upgrades using state resources. Community resources like the Good Fellows club are also available to people who are low-income and need help with their Pineville Electric bills. Click here to see what we’ve found for Pineville Electric!


Is your PSNC bill a budget buster? We found help! You could save money using the PSNC rate programs and the budget billing program. You might also be able to get help with your bill through state and community agencies. Here’s everything we’ve found for PSNC.

Rutherford Electric

You could get help with your Rutherford Electric bill! The company offers low-income programs and rates that might make your bill lower overall. We also found ways you can lower your bill by taking small steps. To see everything we’ve found about Rutherford Electric, check here.

Santee Cooper

We found help for Santee Cooper customers! Your bill doesn’t have to keep using up your entire budget. There are programs like budget billing and rate plans that could make your bill easier to pay. Additionally, we found ways to lower your payments and make sure you’re able to pay your bill while avoiding shut-off. Check it all out right here!

South River EMC

South River EMC customers have options. You could get help with your bill, you could lower your payments and you could even get money back in your pocket just for being a member of a cooperative. There are a variety of programs you might be able to take advantage of. We found tons of help right here!


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Don’t see your electric company?

Leave a comment and we’ll add it to our research list!


Have too much month at the end of your money? Me too - and that's how Low Income Relief got started. I have over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Over the years, I've worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. My work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today,,, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah), The Chronicle (Centralia, WA) and others. At Low Income Relief, I use my professional research and reporting experience to help low income families save money and make ends meet. It's been my full-time job since 2016, and it's truly an honor to serve you.

Patricia Nuñez

Saturday 25th of September 2021

Can you add PWC to the list. They are a real budget buster for us in the heart of Fayetteville, NC.


Monday 29th of November 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.

Patricia Dover

Tuesday 20th of July 2021

Shelby City Utilities in Shelby NC isn't on the list.


Wednesday 1st 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.


Monday 3rd of May 2021

My county isn't up there, Caldwell County, I live in Granite Falls, NC

Hannah Benge

Friday 21st of May 2021

We do it by company, not by County. What is your Electric company name? -Hannah

Kristn Joyner

Monday 8th of March 2021

My county is not up there Wilson NC

Hannah Benge

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

What power company do you use? We have it by service. -Hannah


Tuesday 19th of January 2021

I'm on Energy United and didn't see it on the list. Do they help low income families?

Hannah Benge

Thursday 21st of January 2021

This is on our research list, but we haven't found anything yet. We are sorry! We will keep it on there and hope to find something soon -Hannah