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How to Save Money on Springfield Utility Board

How to Save Money on Springfield Utility Board

Looking to save money on your Springfield Utility Board bill? If you need to save some money on your SUB bill, we can help!

Oh – and did you know that if you’re a SUB customer, you can get discounts on performances at Rose Children’s Theater? You can get $3 off per ticket (up to 8 tickets) by entering the discount code SUBRCT3 when purchasing online tickets at

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Although we’ll address some outside agencies that can also help later in this article, your first contact should be the utility provider themselves. They may have programs that can help you.

Payment Extensions

Springfield Utility Board offers limited payment extensions. In most cases, you will have to pay off the entire balance by the adjusted date.

Average Payment Plan

Springfield Utility Board offers a budget billing arrangement called the Average Payment Plan (APP). The amount you pay will be based on a rolling average of usage in the previous 12 months. Because of this, there may be slight variations in the amount you pay each month but the variations will not be extreme.

In order to apply, you must have 12 months of billing history at your current address. You also must not have an outstanding balance at the time that you apply.

Special Consideration for Health Jeapordy

If you or a member of your household have a medical condition that makes it dangerous to be without power, you need to notify Springfield Utility Board immediately. There is a SUB policy that provides special consideration to households that could be endangered if their utilities are disconnected.

This special consideration means that SUB would not terminate your service for up to six months for non-payment. However, in order to get this six month deferment, you will need to comply with all the policy requirements.

Among other things, you will need to get a Qualified Medical Professional to describe how your health will be affected if your utilities are disconnected. You will need to submit this documentation to SUB quickly. Even with this paperwork, you will be required to make a payment arrangement to cover your utility expenses.

Need to save money on your Springfield Utility Board bill?

Utilities can be very expensive. If you need some creative ways to reduce your SUB bill, check these tips!

Temporarily stop service when you’re away from home.

If you’re going to be away from home for a while, you can request that your utilities (electric and/or water) be temporarily disconnected to save money. All SUB customers can request a free temporary stop once per year. If you do this more than once per year, the cost is $15.

Use these tips to cut back on your utility usage.

Your Springfield Utility Board (SUB) bill has two parts. There is a basic charge that is the same for everyone. There is also a usage charge, which varies depending on how many units you use. Cutting down on your usage will directly reduce your utility costs.

Of course, cutting down on the amount of electricity you use is an easy way to reduce your bill. We have a guide to all the easiest and most effective ways that you can save money on utilities here.

Need help paying your Springfield Utility Board bill?

If you need help with your SUB bill, we’ve found some resources that can help you. You should notify Springfield Utility Board immediately if you decide to seek help from one of these agencies. SUB may be able to suspend disconnection of your account while you seek help.

Project Share

Project Share is a program that assists low income Springfield residents with heating emergencies. The program is administered by Catholic Community Services, so you will need to call them or email them ([email protected]) for more information. Project Share applications are available during the winter season, from November 1 through April 30th.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal program that helps low income people with their Springfield Utility Board bills.

This program is also administered by Catholic Community Services in Springfield for households whose members are all 59 years old and younger. If you have a household member that is at least 60 years old, you can apply at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center.

St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul organization in Eugene provides assistance with utilities, clothing, prescriptions and household items. You will need to contact them for more information.

What is Springfield Utility Board?

The SUB is a community-owned utility in Springfield, Oregon. This utility serves more than 30,000 customers across 25 square miles in and around the city of Springfield, Oregon. Because the company is owned by the public, they claim that their customers pay on average 21% less for electricity than Oregonians who rely on private, investor-owned utilities.

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Charnae P Smith

Sunday 23rd of January 2022

I am wondering if you have any energy assistance programs available for low income seniors, like helping with weatherization~ I'm blessed to have my own home, but unable to make concessions for my tip out on my mobile home. The cold air just flows in & my furnace just doesn't help.


Thursday 10th of February 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!