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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Don't miss out!
Sign up for our Low Income Freebies & Tips (LIFT) messages to get text notifications of new freebies in your area!