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Save Money on Your South Dakota Power Bills!

Save Money on Your South Dakota 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. Just click the link below to find out what discounts, rebates and other money-saving programs are offered by YOUR local utility company!

Black Hills Energy

If you’re struggling with your Black Hills Energy bill, you might be able to qualify for help. Whether you use the Black Hills Cares program, payment arrangements or budget billing, there are ways you can get help. See what all we found for Black Hills Energy customers here.

MidAmerican Energy

You could get help with your MidAmerican Energy bill by using one of their programs. They might be able to offer you the chance to lower your bill by using budget billing. You could also get energy assistance and help with your past due bills through payment arrangements. Check it all out here.

Montana Dakota Utilities

Does your MDU bill eat up a huge portion of your budget each month? You might have options available to you. You could get help with payment arrangements for past due amounts, extensions if you need a little extra time and budget billling if you’re tired of your bill skyrocketing during the winter. To see everything we’ve found for MDU customers, click here.

Northwestern Energy

Are you a Northwestern Energy customer? You could qualify for arrangements, extensions and budget billing.  Customers might also qualify for the Northwestern Energy bill discount if you meet certain income requirements. You can learn about that and so much more by clicking here.

Otter Tail Power

Otter Tail Power customers can save money on their monthly bills! We’ve combed this company’s website to find all the ways you can cut back on your power consumption and keep money in your wallet.

XCel Energy

Stop letting your XCel Energy bill be a budget buster! You could qualify for their own energy assistance among other programs that could help lower your bill. You might even be able to get help from state and community resources to make paying your bill so much easier. See everything we found for XCel Energy.

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Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. 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, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.


Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Ottertail Roberts County

Riley Thomson

Saturday 4th of May 2019

Holly, This is currently on our research list. Thanks! -Riley


Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

City of estelline Hamlin county

Riley Thomson

Friday 5th of April 2019

Kris, I went ahead and added this to our research list. Thanks. -Riley

Luci Garcia

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Cherry-Todd Electric in Todd County, SD

Riley Thomson

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

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

Gina Torres

Monday 28th of May 2018

Watertown Municipal Utilities, Covington County SD


Thursday 31st of May 2018

Hi, Gina! I've added that to our research list. We'll get that information for you as soon as we can. :)