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Are you ready to save some money on your Toledo Edison bill? If you are a Toledo Edison customer, you’ll be glad to know that this FirstEnergy provider offers several very helpful programs for low income clients.
Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP Plus)
Customers with an income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level can participate in the PIPP Plus program. Check the chart below to see if you qualify!
Customers who enroll in this program pay just six percent of their income each month toward the power bill, regardless of their actual use. The minimum allowable payment under this program is $10 per month.
When you are on this program, you will pay less than what you owe. When your income increases, you will need to pay the outstanding balance. Thankfully, Toledo Edison has another program that helps with that as well.
Toledo Edison’s other cost-saving programs include:
- Community Connections Program provides in-home energy assessments and cost-saving improvements to your home. An evaluator will help you identify ways to save money on your energy bill and may assist with repairs such as sealing air leaks, adding insulation, appliance testing (and possible replacement), water heater inspection, and more. You will need to prove your income is 200% of FPL or less (see chart).
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). You could receive a one-time annual federal grant to help pay your rising winter heating bills, or even your summer cooling bills! Call 1-866-857-7095 for more information about the Ohio LIHEAP.
- Ohio Fuel Fund Grant Program provides funds to help customers pay their bills, maintain their service or establish new services. Grant applicants must prove household income, show that they have made a sincere effort to make payment in the last 90 days, and meet other requirements.
- Military Deferred Payment Program helps families postpone their payments when a family member is called up to active duty. You may choose to delay any portion of the bill. Upon homecoming, however, payment arrangements will need to be made for the outstanding balance.
- WARM Program – Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP) This program helps low-income customers lower electric bills and keep their homes more comfortable in the winter and summer months. It is available to both homeowners and to renters with landlord approval.
Not low income?
Toledo Edison can help you, too!
These programs are available to everyone, regardless of their income status.
- Equal Payment Plan averages out a year’s worth of your electricity use and helps you pay a consistent amount each month. Under this plan, accounts are reviewed quarterly and the payment amount adjusted, if necessary. This prevents seasonal fluctuations and huge surprises on your power bill.
- Home Energy Analyzer is a tool that helps you identify ways that you can save money on your personal bill. You will need to register for an online account to access it.
- Check out this very helpful brochure with over one hundred ways to save money on your Toledo Edison bill! And if you are able to do some landscaping, these tips may help as well!
Emergency Help for Toledo Edison Customers
Do you need help with an emergency payment? You may be able to receive assistance from Neighbors Helping Neighbors. This program is administered by the Salvation Army, which can be reached at 419-241-3549. Please call for more information!
If you are over age 60 and receiving social security, you may also qualify for an extended due date to help you avoid falling behind on payments. Customers with severe health challenges can delay the termination of their service if they have a signed letter from their medical provider stating that a termination of service could be dangerous.
This letter will only delay shut-off by 30 days, during which time the past due balance must be paid to avoid the next scheduled disconnection.