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Save Money on Your Tennessee Power Bill!

Save Money on Your Tennessee Power Bill!

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!

American Electric Power (AEP)

Are you an AEP customer struggling to pay your bills? Help is available for those who qualify! You can use budget billing to make your bills level, upgrade your home for free and get rebates from the electric company. You might also qualify for extensions and arrangements to help pay your bill! See what we’ve found for AEP customers here.



No need to struggle to pay your Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation bill. We researched top to bottom to find solutions for you to pay your bill and save money. Click here to find out how. 

Cleveland Utilities

You could get help with your Cleveland Utilities bill through their levelized billing program or through their prepaid billing. You might also be able to find help with your bills through a variety of community and state-sponsored services. See what we’ve found by clicking here.

EPB Chattanooga 

Customers who have EPB might be able to start saving money right now on electric bills! You could get help with lowering your bill, upgrading your home and so much more. The electric company has many different options for people who are low-income and could even help you! See it all right here!

Memphis Light, Gas and Water

Share the Pennies and MIFA might both be able to help you pay your MLGW bill. You could also use programs sponsored by the company to upgrade your home, lower your bills and even get help with payment arrangements and other options. You can click here to check out everything we’ve found.

Nashville Electric

Are you a Nashville Electric customer in need of a little break from high bills or bills you just can’t seem to get caught up on? We found help! There are programs available that might be able to help you pay for a portion of your bill, upgrade your home and get free benefits from the company. Check it all out here.

Ripley Power and Light

You might be able to get help with your Ripley Power and Light bill through their payment arrangements or extensions. You might also be able to get help saving yourself from the struggle of paying your bills by using the prepay electric plan. Ripley has a lot to offer so see what we’ve found.

Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (UCEMC)

You could get help paying your UCEMC bill through their prepayment plan and other options they offer. You might also be able to get help with extensions and arrangements. There are also ways you can get free energy audits, home upgrades and rebates. Since UCEMC is a cooperative, you could get help by using Capital Credits. Check here to see all the helpful information we found on UCEMC.


Volunteer Energy Cooperative

Are you a Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) member in Tennessee? If you are, then you’ve probably wondered how to save money on your bill every month. We’ve got answers!

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If you don’t see your electric company,

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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.

Colleen McKinney

Monday 4th of April 2022

Please add Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperation (MLEC) to the list from Duck River, TN or Hickman County.


Tuesday 12th of April 2022

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

Elivia Hill

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

I live in Newport Tennessee 37821 and I am struggling to pay my electric bill and I had to let my AC unit go back because I couldn't afford it so now we are without Heating and Air I am a single mom with two little girls the company is Newport utilities


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.

Carrie L Lucas

Sunday 20th of February 2022

Wondering about PES energize in Pulaski Tn. Besides LIHEAP I haven't been able to find anything. It seems like small towns get left out of programs like these. Thanks for your hard work.


Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

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

Tina R

Wednesday 19th of January 2022

Are there any discounts through Middle TN Electric?


Thursday 10th of February 2022

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

Amanda Reed

Friday 31st of December 2021

Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative is my electric company and I don't see it!!!


Monday 17th of January 2022

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.