Help Paying Utilities




Duke Power/Energy offers utility bill help in South Carolina

While Duke Energy does operate in many states in the midwest and southeast, some of the financial help offered for utility bills is specific to the state of South Carolina. The state has been hit hard by the poor economy, so thousands of people take advantage of the resources offered by Duke Energy.

Utility disconnection moratorium - South Carolina residents have laws that protect them from having their utilities disconnected at certain times of the year by Duke Power. There are some conditions, including the customer can’t be able to pay their utility bills, and they must also have some type of medical condition.

Elderly protection programs - If you are 65 years of age or older in South Carolina, Duke Energy offers these customers additional protections. You will have additional rights and assistance offered to you if/when you are behind on paying your utility bills.

Fans - Duke will provide elderly customers with free fans during the summer.

Share the Warmth and Cooling Bill Assistance - These programs are funded by Duke Power as well as individuals customers. This allows individuals the ability to contribute funds that will benefit their “neighbor”. The cooling programs focuses on paying utilities bills during the hot South Carolina summers, and Share the Warmth operates year round.

To learn more, South Carolina residents can call Duke Energy at 1-800-943-6914. Or continue to read below on additional charities and non-profits.





South Carolina agencies that offer help with utilities - Duke Energy coordinates with numerous charities, non-profits, and community action agencies. Together they partner on a number of energy and utility programs.

United Christian Ministries of Abbeville
(864) 366-6525

Anderson Interfaith Ministries Inc.
(864) 226-2273

The Salvation Army - Anderson
(864) 225-7381

Iron City Ministries
(864) 839-9783

(803) 482-2479

The Salvation Army - Chester
(803) 324-5141

(803) 482-2479

Golden Strip Emergency Relief & Resource Agency
(864) 688-2233

United Ministries

The Salvation Army - Greenville

Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources Inc. (SHARE)
(864) 269-0700

Greer Relief and Resources Agency
(864) 848-5355

The Salvation Army - Greenwood
(864) 229-3407

HOPE in Lancaster Inc.
(803) 286-4673

(803) 475-4173

United Ministries of Clinton
(864) 938-9070

Interfaith Community Services of Newberry County
(803) 321-2155 x155

Oconee A.I.D. Association
(864) 638-6963

Clemson Community Care Inc.
(864) 639-2444

United Christian Ministries
(864)855-0853   x27

Greater Spartanburg Ministries Inc.
(864) 585-9371

Total Ministries of Spartanburg County
(864) 542-9085

Piedmont Community Actions Inc.
(864) 585-8183

The Salvation Army - Spartanburg
(864) 574-5165

Greer Relief & Resources Agency
(864) 848-5355

Helping Hands Ministries of Woodruff Inc.
(864) 476-2401

Fort Mill Care Center Inc.
(803) 547-7620

(803) 684-3992

Clover Area Assistance Center Inc.
(803) 222-4837





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