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. 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)

Alabama Power Bill - Alabama, AL

Allegheny Power Bill - services MD, WV, and PA

Alpena Power Bill - Alpena, MI utilities.

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.

Arizona Public Service Bill - Phoenix, AZ utilities.

Atlantic Electric Bill - mid-atlantic area - NJ, MD, DC, Delaware

Austin Energy Bill - Service in Austin, TX

Austin Utilities Bill - Minnesota, St. Paul

Avista Bill - Spokane, WA, OR, and ID

Azusa Light And Water Bill - Azusa, CA

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

Bangor Hydro Bill - Bangor, Lewiston Maine area

Black Hills Energy Bill - Missouri, MI

Brunswick Electric Bill - Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen and Robeson County, North Carolina

Burbank Water and Power Bill - Burbank, CA service

Carolina Power And Light Company Bill - Electricity in North Carolina and Florida.

Carroll Electric Bill - Arkansas, AR and Missouri, MO

Cass County Electric Bill - Service in Fargo, North Dakota

Centerpoint Energy Bill - Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Houston

Central Electric Cooperative Pennsylvania Bill - Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer and Venango counties, PA.

Central Hudson Bill - Mid-Hudson River Valley NY

Central Illinois Light Company Bill - MI and LI electric company.

Central Maine Power Bill - Serving Alfred, Augusta, Belfast, Bridgton, Brunswick, Dover, Fairfield, Farmington, Lewiston, Portland, Rockland, Skowhegan ME

Central Vermont Public Service Corp Bill - A large VT electric provider.

Champion Energy Bill - Houston, Texas

Choptank Electric Bill - Maryland electric cooperative.

Chugach Electric Bill - Anchorage, AK

City of Dover Bill - Dover, DE electricity.

City of Logan Bill - Logan, UT electricity service.

City Utilities of Springfield Bill - Springfield, MI.

CL&P Bill - Serving Connecticut, CT

Clark Public Utilities Bill - Clark County, Washington service.

Clay Electric Bill - Palatka, Salt Springs, Gainesville, Lake City and Orange Park, Florida.

Clearwater Power Bill - Lewiston, ID electric cooperative.

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.

Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company Bill - Cleavland, OH power.

Cleveland Public Power Bill - Cleveland, OH electricity.

CMP Bill - Central Maine Power

CMS Energy Bill - Lansing, MI electric company.

Coast Electric Bill - Mississippi 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.

Conectiv Bill

Connexus Bill - Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

Consumers Energy - Michigan, MI.

Consumers Power Bill - Service in Benton, Lincoln, Lane, Linn, Polk and Marion county, OR.

CoServ Bill - Dallas, TX

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.

Denton Electric Bill - Electric service in Denton, TX.

Detroit Edison Bill - Electricity in Michigan.

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.

DTE Energy Bill - Michigan electric service.

Duke Energy Bill - North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio

Duquesne Light Bill - Pennsylvania, PA

Dynowatt Bill - Texas

El Paso Electric Bill - Operates in Texas and New Mexico.

Electric Power Board Bill - Chattanooga, TN.

Empire District Electric Company Bill - Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri energy.

Entergy Bill - servicing Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi

Fairport Electric Bill - Electric service for Fairport, NY and the Perinton area.

Farmers Electric Bill - Greenville, Texas electric cooperative.

First Choice Power Bill - Serving all of Texas, including Lewisville, Missio, Nocona, and San Antonio.

First Energy Bill

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.

Florida Public Utilities Company Bill - FL electricity.

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.

Garland Power and Light Bill - Serving Garland, TX.

Georgia Power Bill - Provides power to 159 counties in GA.

GEXA Energy Bill - Solar power in Texas.

Glendale Water and Power Bill - Power for Glendale, CA.

Golden Valley Electric Association Bill - Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Nanana, Alaska electricity.

Granite State Electric Bill - New Hampshire utilities.

Great Lakes Energy Bill - Michigan

Green Mountain Energy Bill - Provides power for New York and Texas.

Gridley Municipal Utilities Bill - Electricity in Gridley, CA.

Gulf Power Bill - Serving Alabama, between the Apalachicola River and the Gulf Of Mexico.

Healdsburg Municipal Electric Department Bill - Healdsburg, CA.

HECO Bill - Hawaii electric company.

Horry Electric Bill - Energy company serving Horry County, South Carolina.

Huntsville Utilities Bill - Huntsville, AL

IdaCorp Bill - Serving Idaho.

Idaho Power Bill - Idaho and Oregon electric company.

Illinois Power Bill - Illinois

Indiana Power And Light Company Bill - Indianapolis, IN power.

Infinite Energy Bill - GA, NJ, NY, FL and TX.

IPL Bill - Provides power to Indianapolis and central Indiana.

Island Energy Bill - Mare Island, Vallejo, California.

JEA Bill - Jacksonville, FL power company.

Jersey Central Power and Light Bill - New Jersey.

Johnson City Power Board Bill - Power company serving Johnson County, Tennessee.

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.

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities Bill - Kansas City, KS area.

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

Kingsport Power Bill - Energy in TN.

Kissimmee Utility Authority Bill - Kissimmee, FL.

Klickitat Public Utility District Bill - Goldendale and White Salmon, WA.

LADWP Bill - Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas.

Lakeland Electric Bill - Lakeland, FL power company.

Lansing Board of Water and Light Bill - Serving Lansing, MI.

Laurens Electric Bill - Serving these SC counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg and Union

LIPA Bill - Long Island, NY and the surrounding area.

Louisville Gas and Electric Bill - Louisville, Kentucky power company.

Madison Gas and Electric Bill - A power company serving Madison, Wisconsin residents.

Maine Public Service Company Bill - Power in Northern Maine.

Massachusetts Electric Company Bill - Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire, Nantucket and Massachusetts.

Maui Electric Bill - Maui, Lanai and Molokai, HI.

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.

Minnesota Power Bill - Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Mississippi Power Company Bill - MS energy provider.

Missouri Gas and Energy Bill - MO utility company.

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.

Narragansett Electric Bill - RI state electric services.

Nashville Electric Bill - Serving Nashville, TN.

National Grid Bill - Servicing Massachusetts, Nantucket, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.

Nevada Power Bill - Nevada and California.

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.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company Bill - Merrillville, IN service.

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.

NPower Bill

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.

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) Bill - Nebraska.

Orange and Rockland Bill - NY, NJ and PA utility company.

Orange County Utilities Bill - Service in Orange County, FL.

Otter Tail Power Company Bill - Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota electricity.

OUC Bill - A Florida power company serving Orlando, Orange County, St. Cloud and Osceola County.

Pacific Gas And Electric Bill - California power company.

Pacific Power Bill - Electric company in Oregon, Washington and California.

Pasadena Water and Power Bill - Pasadena, CA.

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.

Pinnacle West Bill

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.

Progress Energy Bill - Electricity in CA, NC and FL.

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.

Public Service Company of New Mexico Bill - Albuquerque, NM.

Public Service of New Hampshire Bill - Manchester, NH.

Puget Sound Energy Bill - Washington State, WA power company.

PWC Bill - Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Randolph Electric Bill - Electric service for the Greensboro area of North Carolina.

Rappahannock Electric Bill - Virginia electric cooperative.

Reliant Energy Bill - Private Texas energy company.

RGE Bill - Rochester, NY and surrounding areas.

Riverside Public Utilities Bill - Riverside, CA.

Rocky Mountain Power Bill - Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.

Roseville Electric Bill - An electric company serving Roseville, California.

Salem Electric Bill - Salem, MA service.

Salt River Project Bill - Phoenix, AZ electric company.

Santee Cooper Bill - Electricity in SC.

Sawnee Electric Bill - Cumming, Georgia electricity company.

SCE&G Bill - Power for southern and central South Carolina.

SDGE Bill - San Diego, CA power company.

Seattle City Light Bill - Seattle, WA.

Seneca Light and Water Bill - A small Seneca, South Carolina utility company.

Sierra Pacific Bill - Nevada electric.

SLEMCO Bill - Vermilion, St. Martin, St. Landry, Lafayette, Iberia, Evangeline, Avoyelles and Acadia, LA.

Southern California Edison Bill - CA power company.

Southern Electric Bill

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.

Tacoma Public Utilities Bill - Tacoma, WA.

Tampa Electric Bill - A power company serving Tampa, FL.

Taylor Electric Bill - Abilene, TX electric cooperative.

Toledo Edison Bill - Toledo, Ohio area in addition to residents in PA, NJ, NY, MD and WV.

Tri County Electric Bill - An electric company in Texas.

Trico Electric Bill - serving Tucson, Arizona and surrounding areas

Tucson Electric Bill - Tucson, AZ utility service.

TXU Energy - Dallas TX

UGI Electric Bill - serving areas of Pennsylvania

Union Electric Bill - Missouri electricity.

Union Power Bill - Rowan, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly and Union counties, NC.

Unisource Energy Corporation Bill - Tucson, AZ metropolitan area.

United Illuminating Bill - Power company in New Haven, CT.

United Power Bill - Coal Creek, Golden Gate Canyon, Brighton, Hudson, Keenesburg CO

Unitil Bill - power company serving areas in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Upper Peninsula Power Company Bill - Upper Peninsula, MI.

Wake Electric Bill - Franklin, Durham, Granville, Nash, Vance, Johnston & Wake counties in North Carolina

Walton EMC Bill - Monroe, GA.

Waunakee Utilities Bill - Waunakee, WI service area.

Waverly Light and Power Bill - Waverly, IA.

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,

Westar Energy Bill - based in Topeka, Kansas

Western Massachusetts Electric Company Bill

Western Resources Bill - Local Topeka, KS electric co.

Westfield Gas And Electric Bill - Westfield, MA electricity.

Willmar Municipal Utilities Bill - Energy in Willmar, MN.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation Bill

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