If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, our bill assistance programs and a home weatherization program can help. It’s easy to learn if you’re eligible for bill assistance or free home weatherization upgrades. First, check the income guidelines to see if you might qualify; then, contact the county agency that can assist you with your application.
Paying your energy bills
Reducing your energy bills
Are you looking for help to pay your energy bills?
These bill assistance programs can help:
PSE’s Bill Discount Rate
Our Bill Discount Rate (BDR) program provides you with ongoing help on your monthly energy bill. Depending on your household income and household size, you can save 5% to 45% a month on your bill.
There is one simple application to fill out. In most cases, no proof of income is required to apply. And the application only takes a few minutes to complete online. If you’ve received energy assistance in the past, it’s likely you qualify.
PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP)
PSE provides qualified customers with bill-payment assistance beyond the Washington state LIHEAP program. You do not need to owe a balance on your PSE bill to apply.
This government program provides financial assistance so eligible households can maintain affordable, dependable utility services and avoid disconnection. Your local agency can help you with eligibility requirements and your application.
The Salvation Army Warm Home Fund
Administered by the Salvation Army and funded by voluntary contributions from PSE customers, employees, and investors. The Warm Home Fund provides short-term, emergency bill payment assistance to PSE customers facing financial difficulties. Contact your local agency to learn more.
If you don’t qualify for bill assistance, you still have options. By creating a payment plan, you don’t have to pay your outstanding bill all at once. We will work with you to produce a manageable payment schedule with a realistic timeline for up to 18 months.
Are you looking for help to reduce your energy bill and make your home more comfortable?
These home upgrade programs can help:
Home Weatherization Assistance
This program provides free upgrades for single-family homes, manufactured homes or eligible apartment buildings. Upgrades can include insulation, duct sealing and much more.
This PSE program offers increased rebates for equipment upgrades such as space heaters, water heaters and more.
Income-Eligible Community Solar
Income-qualifying electric customers can enroll in this program at no cost and get up to $11 back on their bill every month – with nothing to install or maintain.