Combining technologies, rebates and rate plans so you can monitor, cut and control your energy costs. Learn about your options.
Budget Billing: How Does It Work?
We review your average energy costs over the past 12 months. We’ll then bill you that amount each month — so you’ll know in advance how much you owe. We will review your usage every six months and adjust your bill to match your energy usage.
What if I use more or less energy than I paid for?
If your energy use differs greatly from your budgeted amount, we’ll adjust your future bills accordingly.
If, after six months, you use more energy than you paid for, the amount you owe will be recalculated. It will be divided by 12 and added to your budget bill, creating a new amount due each month.
If, after six months, you use less energy than you paid for, we’ll owe you and adjust your budget bill to reflect that lower energy usage.
If you just moved, we can help you estimate a Budget Billing monthly amount — or you can wait to establish a usage history before enrolling.
To learn more about Budget Billing, click here.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is a federal program that helps pay heating costs for income-qualified customers. If you can’t afford to pay your energy bills, your home may not be safe and you may be at risk of serious illness or injury. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) could help keep you and your family safer and healthier.
Stay Healthy and Be Safe in Your Home
Energy assistance is important to all who receive it, but more so if someone in your home is older, a young child, or living with a disability. These people are especially at risk for life-threatening illness or death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer. You could face safety risks if you can’t pay your energy bills. Some people may resort to unsafe methods to keep their homes warm — including using fireplaces, stoves, improperly vented portable heaters or grills. These methods not only overload electrical circuits but also create fire hazards and increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Click here to learn if you or someone you know is eligible to participate in the LIHEAP program.
Low-Income Weatherization Assistance
Weatherization reduces heating and cooling costs for low-income individuals by providing energy-efficient equipment and measures. The program improves the health, safety and energy efficiency of their homes.
How does the program work?
If you qualify, weatherization service providers will come to your home and install energy-efficiency measures free of charge. State action agencies (see below) administer the program under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Trained crews and contractors install permanent cost-effective measures, including*:
- Air leak reduction
- Furnace repair/replacement (non-emergency)
- Energy audit
- Energy education
*Other weatherizing services may also be available.
To learn more about our available weatherization programs, and if you qualify, click here.
Energy Saving Solutions
We offer many solutions to help save energy and money including rebates to help pay for equipment in the home or business and programs to help you find ways to save. Learn more on our Ways to Save page.
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