If you are having trouble paying your utility bills, Black Hills Energy has programs to help customers. You can find information about payment plans, utility disconnection resources, and emergency financial assistance below. There are many different types of financial aid available, from scholarships and grants to loans. Some of this financial aid is offered by the college or university itself, while other sources include the federal government, state governments, and private organizations. The financial aid is intended to help customers keep their account active when they are out of options.
Government and non-profit programs
There are a few resources available to help with energy bills including the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program which provides cash grants. Many households also use weatherization, which is a conservation programs which can help customers save money on their energy bills. The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) helps needy residents in Colorado pay their winter heating bills.
A majority of the LEAP assistance is for Black Hills Energy customers who are living very low incomes. This means that the elderly, disabled, or families with young children are the priority. This means that they are more likely to get financial assistance from the state before others. The federal government gives a set amount of money to be used, and it is given out as people request it.
Weatherization is a process that can help a homeowner save money on their utility and heating bills. This process can make a home more energy efficient, which can lead to lower utility bills. In some cases, weatherization can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars per year. Typically, people can save about 20% of their total costs. The free Weatherization upgrades from the government will help reduce energy consumption and lower monthly utility bills. Not only will they make the home more comfortable and safe, but they will also improve the home’s overall value. This loan is for single family homes, mobile homes, and even multi-family units.
You can usually apply for LEAP through a local community action agency, the Colorado Department of Human Services, or your county Department of Social Services. You can get more information and apply by calling any of those locations. To reach customer service, please call the number below.
Energy Outreach Colorado provides energy assistance to low-income households across the state. A non-profit organization runs it, and there are several different components. The staff from the agency can usually provide tips and advice to people who are qualified and have low to moderate incomes. The number you should dial is 303-825-8750.
The Energy Outreach Colorado provides multiple financial assistance programs to help with energy costs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families pay their heating and cooling bills.
Resources from Black Hills Energy in Colorado
The company has a plan where people who qualify can pay a certain percentage of their income. This means that the customer’s monthly utility bill will be a set amount based on how much money they make. In some cases, Black Hills Energy will provide a credit on your account that can be applied to any past due balance. People will need to sign up for the program once a year.
The PIPP program has a limit to how much money the company can collect from customers and is funded by people who pay for rates. This means that the money available to give credits to customers who meet the qualifications is limited to the amount of money that Black Hills Energy customers have paid.
The Energy Saving Partners program is available in Colorado. This program helps people save money on their energy bills. This program is run in cooperation with the Energy Assistance Foundation, the Governor’s Office and Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) as well as other agencies. Conservation is the protection of natural resources such as land, water, air, and wildlife. The company will offer weatherization type improvements, such as seniors, the disabled, and physically-challenged, in partnership with other companies.
Black Hills Energy is also a part of the Colorado Rebate and Incentives Program. This will give homeowners discounts and money back on energy-saving audits, equipment, and other items they can use around their homes.
Apply for help in Colorado from Black Hills Energy
The company may offer other payment options, including payment plans. If you are struggling, call them at 888-890-5554.