Cant Pay Your Electric Bill On Time?
If you dont pay your electric bill, they may turn off your power.
The most important thing to remember if you find yourself in that situation is that you are not alone. Millions of people are struggling today, and the power companies want to find a way to help without cutting you off. Icantpaymybill.com is here to help. We'll find the policies, tips and local information to help you manage your electric bill -and your other bills- during a crisis. There's no miracle fix, but there are steps you can take to minimize your bills and organizations that will help.
Call the power company - Many power companies have programs that ask customers to donate a few dollars each month to help families in need. A few dollars from hundreds of thousands of customers can add up to the help you need when you need it most. Your first call should be to the power company. They might be willing to work out payments or extend your due date if emergency funds are unavailable. There are also charitable organizations, state-funded programs and other options, depending on your location.
Bill averaging - If you are here in advance of a crisis, good for you. There are a number of things you can do to lower your bill before it snowballs into a huge problem. Many power companies offer bill averaging, an important component to managing a budget. Bill averaging adds your electric bill for the year and divides it by 12 months to provide a stable payment each month. It's easier to plan if you know how much to expect. So instead of the roller coaster of summer/winter highs and spring/fall lows, you pay the same every month. Once every six months or a year, the company will reassess your bill to be sure you're still on track and make adjustments – a little more if you're using more electricity, or a refund if you've overpaid.
Energy efficiency methods - Another thing you can do is have the electric company install a meter that turns off your air conditioner or heater for a few minutes during peak load times. It can save you a little money each month and you're unlikely to notice the difference. Simple things like switching to energy efficient light bulbs, turning off lights when you leave a room, unplugging devices that aren't in use, and adjusting your thermostat can lower your bills and help keep you out of crisis.
Specific Electricity Bills - choose a company below for more specific information on paying your individual power bill.
AC Electric Bill - southern New Jersey and Atlantic City
AEP Bill - American Electric Power (AR, IN, KY, LA, MI, OH, OK, TN, TX, VA and WV)
Ambit Energy Bill - serving Texas, New York, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania & New Jersey
Ameren Bill - cities in Illinois and Missouri such as Peoria, Jacksonville, Columbia, St Louis
Appalachian Power Bill - Customers in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
APS Bill - metropolitan Phoenix area
Aquila Bill - One of the largest electricity providers in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Montana and Colorado.
Avista Bill - Spokane, WA, OR, and ID
Baldwin EMC Bill - Summerdale, Bay Minette and Orange Beach, Alabama.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Bill - Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County
Brunswick Electric Bill - Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen and Robeson County, North Carolina
Centerpoint Energy Bill - Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Houston
Central Maine Power Bill - Serving Alfred, Augusta, Belfast, Bridgton, Brunswick, Dover, Fairfield, Farmington, Lewiston, Portland, Rockland, Skowhegan ME
CL&P Bill - Serving Connecticut, CT
Clay Electric Bill - Palatka, Salt Springs, Gainesville, Lake City and Orange Park, Florida.
Cleco Bill - Serving Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Vermillion, Vernon and Washington parishes in Louisiana.
CMP Bill - Central Maine Power
CMS Energy Bill - Lansing, MI electric company.
Cobb EMC Bill - Atlanta, GA electricity.
ComEd Bill - Northern Illinois power company.
Con Edison Bill - Service in Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester, Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY.
Connexus Bill - Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
Consumers Power Bill - Service in Benton, Lincoln, Lane, Linn, Polk and Marion county, OR.
Coweta-Fayette EMC Bill - Electricity in Fayetteville, Newnan and Palmetto, GA.
CPS Energy Bill - San Antonio, surrounding areas of Texas.
Dakota Electric Bill - Service to Dakota, Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties in Minnesota.
Delmarva Bill - Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula, including DE, VA and MD.
Demco Electric Bill - West Feliciana, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Livingston, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes in LO.
Direct Energy Bill - Service in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Diverse Power Bill - Coweta, Muscogee, Meriwether, Heard, Harris and Troup county GA, and Chambers County, AL.
DPI Energy Bill - A large Texas energy company.
DQE Bill - Pennsylvania energy company.
Duke Energy Bill - North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio
Entergy Bill - servicing Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi
Fairport Electric Bill - Electric service for Fairport, NY and the Perinton area.
First Choice Power Bill - Serving all of Texas, including Lewisville, Missio, Nocona, and San Antonio.
Flathead Electric Bill - Power company serving Kalispell, Libby, Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Hungry Horse, Lakeside and Whitefish, Montana.
Flint Energies Bill - Serving Bibb, Chattahoochee, Crawford, Dooly, Harris, Houston, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Schley, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Twiggs, and Upson counties in Georgia.
FPL Bill - Boca/Delray, Bradenton, Broward, Cocoa, Daytona, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Jupiter, Miami-Dade, Melbourne, Naples, Punta, Sarasota, Stuart, West Palm counties in Florida.
Freeborn Mower Coop Bill - An Albert Lea, Minnesota electricity co-operative.
Georgia Power Bill - Provides power to 159 counties in GA.
Gulf Power Bill - Serving Alabama, between the Apalachicola River and the Gulf Of Mexico.
HECO Bill - Hawaii electric company.
Horry Electric Bill - Energy company serving Horry County, South Carolina.
Idaho Power Bill - Idaho and Oregon electric company.
IPL Bill - Provides power to Indianapolis and central Indiana.
JEA Bill - Jacksonville, FL power company.
Jones Onslow Electric Bill - Craven, Pender, Duplin, Onslow, Jones and Lenoir County Counties, NC.
Just Energy Bill - Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and California, and electricity in Ontario, Alberta, New York, Massachusetts and Texas.
KCPL Bill - Kansas City, Missouri.
Kenergy Bill - Henderson, Owensboro, Hanson, Hartford, Hawesville and Marion, KY
Kentucky Utilities Bill - Service in Kentucky, including Barlow, Campbellsville, Carrollton, Danville, Earlington, Eddyville, Elizabethtown, Georgetown, Harlan, Lexington, London, Maysville, Middlesboro, Morehead, Morganfield, Mt. Sterling, Greenville, Paris, Richmond, Shelbyville, Somerset, Versailles, Winchester, Norton, VA, Pennington Gap, VA
LADWP Bill - Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas.
Laurens Electric Bill - Serving these SC counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg and Union
LIPA Bill - Long Island, NY and the surrounding area.
MDU Bill - Gas and electricity for customers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
MidAmerican Energy Bill - Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska service.
Murfreesboro Electric Bill - A small electric company serving Murfreesboro, TN.
MX Energy Bill - A large power company servicing the American states of CA, TX, GA, FL, KY, IL, OH, MI, PA, MD, NJ, NY, CT, MA, as well as Ontario and British Columbia.
National Grid Bill - Servicing Massachusetts, Nantucket, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.
Niagara Mohawk Bill - New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island energy.
Nipsco Bill - An IN electric company with customers in: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County and Prince George's County.
Northwestern Energy Bill - Electric company with customers in Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Novec Bill - A Virginia electric company with offices in Alexandria, Manassas, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, Leesburg, and Gainesville.
NStar Bill - Massachusetts, MA electric company.
NV Energy Bill - Providing power for Reno, NV and surrounding areas of Nevada.
NYSEG Bill - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts power company.
OGE Bill - An OK and AK power company.
OUC Bill - A Florida power company serving Orlando, Orange County, St. Cloud and Osceola County.
Pacific Power Bill - Electric company in Oregon, Washington and California.
PECO Bill - A Philadelphia, PA utility company.
Pedernales Electric Bill - A Texas power company with service in Bertram, Blanco, Bulverde, Canyon Lake, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, Junction, Kyle Buda, Lake Creek, Lake Travis, Lampasas, Liberty Hill, Manchaca, Marble Falls, Oak Hill TX.
Penelec Bill - Pennsylvania, PA electric company.
Penn Power Bill - New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.
Pennsylvania Power Company Bill - Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia and New Jersey power service.
Pepco Bill - Washington DC, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, MD.
Piedmont Electric Bill - Serving Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties in NC.
PNM Bill - Power company servicing Albuquerque, NM and surrounding areas in New Mexico.
Portland General Electric Bill - An Oregon utility company servicing Downtown Portland, Gresham, Hillsboro, Eastport Plaza, Sherwood, Salem, and Woodburn.
Potomac Electric Power Company Bill - Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
PPL Bill - Serving PA counties: Berks County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Juniata County, Lackawanna County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Perry County, Pike County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Susquehanna County, Union County, Wayne County, Wyoming County, and York County.
PSEG Bill - A New Jersey utility company servicing Bayonne, Burlington, Camden, Elizabeth, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Brunswick, Newark, Passaic, Paterson, Perth Amboy, Plainfield, Trenton, Union City, and West Orange.
PSO Bill - OK utility company.
PWC Bill - Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Randolph Electric Bill - Electric service for the Greensboro area of North Carolina.
RGE Bill - Rochester, NY and surrounding areas.
Roseville Electric Bill - An electric company serving Roseville, California.
SCE&G Bill - Power for southern and central South Carolina.
SDGE Bill - San Diego, CA power company.
SLEMCO Bill - Vermilion, St. Martin, St. Landry, Lafayette, Iberia, Evangeline, Avoyelles and Acadia, LA.
Starkville Electric - A small electric company serving Starkville, MS.
Stream Energy Bill - Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Georgia.
Sumter Electric Bill - Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Lake, Marion, Levy and Sumter, SC.
SwepCo Bill - AK electric company.
Toledo Edison Bill - Toledo, Ohio area in addition to residents in PA, NJ, NY, MD and WV.
Trico Electric Bill - serving Tucson, Arizona and surrounding areas
Union Power Bill - Rowan, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly and Union counties, NC.
United Power Bill - Coal Creek, Golden Gate Canyon, Brighton, Hudson, Keenesburg CO
Unitil Bill - power company serving areas in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Wake Electric Bill - Franklin, Durham, Granville, Nash, Vance, Johnston & Wake counties in North Carolina
We Energies - based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Serving Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
West River Electric Bill - Shannon, Jackson, Haakon, Meade and Pennington Counties in South Dakota,
Wisconsin Public Services Bill - provides power to customers in Wisconsin and Michigan (based in Green Bay)
Withlacoochee River Electric Bill - serving areas of Dade City, San Antonio, Shady Hill, Weeki Watchee and Lecanto, Florida.
WTU Bill - serving various cities and towns in Texas
Xcel Energy Bill - serves customers in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota & Texas