Help Paying Utilities




Find help with heating, utility, and electric bills in Maine

You can get help and assistance in all areas, including Portland and Bangor.

Maine Low-Income Rate Assistance

Low-Income Assistance Program (LIAP) - A $6.0 million fund that provides help with paying heating and utility bills.

Bangor Hydro Electric - Low income and LHEAP customers may be eligible for a rate discount, depending on financial situation and income. They also offer an Emergency Assistance Program. This is limited to families with children under the age of 18, or AFDC families, who may be eligible for AFDC. One of the emergency assistance program’s functions is to help and assist families in paying past due energy-related costs in order to avoid having heat or electric service shutoff.

Central Maine Power - Electricity Lifeline Program
Offers eligible lower income customers a credit on their heating and electric bill. Learn more.

Maine Public Service Co. - Power Pact
LIHEAP and low income customers who keep current with paying their bills during November - March may receive a credit of up to $220 in June.

Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs

Low Income Refrigerator Replacement
This is a collaborative effort that involves the Maine State Housing Authority, Efficiency Maine, and the state’s Community Action Programs. This assistance program replaces inefficient refrigerators and will install energy efficient lighting in the homes of qualified lower income consumers.

Central Maine Power
Low-Income Energy Management Program provides electric water heater as well as pipe insulation and water conservation measures.




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