Utility Bill Assistance



Energy bill assistance from Gulf Power in Florida

If you are struggling with your utility bills, Gulf Power offers its customers several programs that can both provide them with funds and grants for their energy bills, and it also has resources that they offer that can also help people save money on their energy bills. Customers can save money by making their homes more energy efficient. Some of those programs and options to Gulf Power customers include:

  • One of the assistance programs Gulf Power participates in is Project Share. They partner with the Salvation Army. Project Share is an assistance program that provides emergency energy bill assistance to those customers who need help with paying their bills. Project Share and other similar non-profit programs assist the disabled, the elderly, the sick, and others experiencing financial hardships or some type of emergency or crisis. If you are interested in learning more or applying, stop by The Salvation Army office in your county. Eligibility requirements for Project SHARE will vary, and the conditions and criteria are set by the local Salvation Army office. Read more.
  • Gulf Power also offers a bill payment option that is called Budget Billing. The Budget Billing plan can so call “level” a customers monthly payments so customers can know approximately how much their bill will be each month, and they can budget accordingly. This will help them avoid high cost and fluctuations caused by increased energy purchases during very cold or hot periods that Florida may experience. Call the Gulf Power Customer Care Center at 1-800-225-5797 to learn more.
  • Also, you can conserve energy and save on your bills. Gulf Power also has many programs to help customers save money by making their homes and businesses more energy efficient, and therefore the customer will pay less on their utility bills.
    • The federal government funded WAP (Weatherization Assistance Program) and LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) options are offered across the state of Florida. These government programs help pay energy bills for low and moderate income households, and provide them with cash grants. To find out more about qualifications or to apply, contact your county’s local WAP and/or LIHEAP agency. These will usually be your local community action agency or local county government office.





By: Jon McNamara


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