Help Paying Utilities




Help with Electric and Utility Bills in North Carolina

Get help with paying electric and utility bills in all parts of North Carolina, including Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro.

Central Electric Membership Corporation
Member Cares
Help is provided to the less fortunate North Carolina members to assist with paying their heating bills

Dominion North Carolina Power
A heating fuel assistance program that will help with paying home heating bills, and utility bills, for those in need who live within the company's service area. The program will pay for any heating source, including gas, oil, kerosene, wood, and of course electricity.

Duke Energy has ways to get help and numerous programs to lower electric bills.
Plans include Share the Warmth, Cooling Assistance Program, and the Fan-Heat Relief Program.
Typical services for eligible customers who have Duke Power as their utility provider include : installing insulation, sealing air leaks, performing tune ups as well as repairs to cooling and heating systems, and also replacing lighting with high efficiency, energy efficient or CFL bulbs. For more information on how to obtain help paying utility bills, contact Duke Energy or local assistance companies in the state of North Carolina, click here.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission
People Who Care
PWC customers and the utility company provide donations that will be used to assist area families with the payment of their energy and electric bills throughout the entire year. Read more.

Haywood Electric Membership Corporation
Helping Each Member Cope
This program will help individuals or families that may be experiencing financial hardships. It will help pay their energy bills that may be brought about by decrease in household income, extreme weather conditions, and help those who are experiencing an unusual and/or unexpected crises that is beyond their control.






Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation
Helps those families in North Carolina that are experiencing a crisis with paying their electric bill.

Mecklenburg County Crisis Assistance Ministry
This is a partnership that is made up of the religious community, a utility and a gas utility company, the United Way and also Mecklenburg County. Aid provided will help address utility bills, food, and other basic needs.

Nashville Electric Service
Project Help
Provides emergency energy bill assistance to those customers and North Carolina residents who need it most.

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation
Project Helping Hand
Donations from customers will assist the less fortunate during utility bill crisis situations.

Share the Warmth
Funds that are donated by customers are used to help with paying heating bills, including propane, gas, propane, coal, oil, electricity, kerosene or wood.

Progress Energy Carolinas
Energy Neighbor Fund Program
This program provides support, which is provided from customers, employees, churches, as well as civic organizations for heating, electricity, and utility assistance. Customer and employee fund raising campaigns help raise funds for the North Carolina Project Share help program annually, each fall. Also, the Progress Energy Foundation provides $250,000 in matching funds to help pay electric bills. Find additional Progress Energy assistance programs.

Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
People Helping People
Member donations are to individuals and families in North Carolina that are in need of assistance with any type of bill.




Savings and Weatherization
Low income families in North Carolina, especially seniors, low income families with children, and the disabled, can benefit from the weatherization program. This is offered at no cost and can help people save hundreds of dollars per year on their utility bills. Click here.

Wake County
Warmth for Wake
This plan provides economic support to needy individuals and families to help them pay utility bills and heating costs during the winter months. More.

Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation, Cape Hatteras Electric, Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, Four County Electric Membership Corporation, Surry-Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation, Wake Electric
Operation Round Up Program
This program provides aid and donations from customers to help individuals and families who may be facing a crisis situation. Help is available for different types of bills, including utility. Medical crisis, losing a home to a fire, loss of employment, illness, and medical and humane necessities are examples of crisis situations that help may be available for.


Find how to get additional help with paying utility bill and also find how others in North Carolina are dealing with high utility and energy bills. More.


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