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How to Save Money on Your SC 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!

Duke Energy

Is your Duke Energy bill too much for you to handle? We found ways to get help paying your bill, lowering the amount you owe in back payments and even making your bill easier to pay throughout the year. Check out budget billing and payment arrangements to get help. Click here.


Edisto Electric

If your Edisto Electric bill is getting out of control, you might be able to find help with the resources we found. You could get help with budget billing, payment arrangments and community resources to pay your bill. See everything we found here.

Laurens Electric Cooperative

Are you a member of Laurens Electric Cooperative? You might have options for paying your bill! You could get help with the bill payments, with arrangements and with budget billing. Members of electric co-ops also get unique benefits like capital credits just for being a member. To see everything we found for Laurens Electric Cooperative, click here.

Lockhart Power

If you’re struggling with your SC power bills and you’re a Lockhart Power customer, there might be options for you! We found free things you can get to lower your energy, options for paying an overdue bill and so much more! Check it all out right here.


Don’t let your SCE&G bill continue busting your budget! You have options. We found ways you can lower your bill through their unique programs while also saving money for other expenses. You might also be able to get help using state and community resources. Check out this article for more information.

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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.


Thursday 10th of March 2022

What programs does york electric cooperative offer?


Saturday 19th of March 2022

Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.


Tuesday 15th of June 2021

I'm in Georgetown SC. Our electric company is Santee electric cooperative, they have cut my bill off for $0.08! I'm a single mother of 3 and work full time. There is no help for these things. Please look into this one...

Hannah Benge

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

We do have some info here I hope this helps! -Hannah


Sunday 28th of February 2021

MCEC lexington SC

Hannah Benge

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

This is currently on our list to research. Thank you! -Hannah


Tuesday 5th of January 2021

I did not see Palmetto Electric listed. thanks for all of your research and Happy 2021!

Hannah Benge

Thursday 7th of January 2021

I've added this to research list for you! Thanks for making us aware! -Hannah


Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

I also live in Greer South Carolina and use Greer Commission of Public Works ( CPW ). Please let me know of any information that could be applied to Greer CPW. Thanks so much Nicole! , Veronica

Hannah Benge

Saturday 26th of September 2020

This is on the research list! Make sure and sign up for updates. Thank you! -Hannah