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Save Money on Your Power Bills in Hawaii!

Save Money on Your Power Bills in Hawaii!

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!


If you’re struggling to pay your HELCO bill, we found help! There are resources you can use to make your bill lower while also taking advantage of free home upgrades. You can find all the resources we’ve found for HELCO here. 

Don’t see your energy company? Let us know in a comment below so we can add it to our research list! 

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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.

Lynda Thompson

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Maui Electric is my power company. They offer LIHEAP but that only helps for 2 or 3 months. I struggle to survive on $857 SS a month.

James Butler

Wednesday 28th of October 2020

Electric is an extra to my lease, and can be quit a surprise. The condo owner, through the landlord, forwards a value, no bill, and no copy of an actual bill. I became concern when the landlord warned that the cost may rise to $300 to run A/C in the summer months, for this studio; May 19 to June 19 was $74.54. Oddly, I had not been assessed these last four months, but, at $300/m, the aggregate could be a staggering $1200, just for electric. Is there any assistance in this scenario?

Hannah Benge

Friday 30th of October 2020

The only thing you really can do is talk to your landlord. If they won't be transparent you can always take things up legally We have resources for lower power bills and things like that, but if the power bill isn't under your name, and your rent agreement includes the Electric, then you have to work it out with the landlord. -Hannah