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Get help managing your monthly energy bill.

At Rhode Island Energy, we’re committed to providing reliable and affordable energy for all Rhode Islanders. If you are facing increased financial pressures that impact your ability to pay your gas and electric bill, we may be able to help through our Discount Rate program. If you are a residential customer and meet the criteria listed below, you may be eligible for a discount on your monthly gas and electric bill.

You may be eligible for one of the following:

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Qualify for a 25% discount on your monthly gas and electric bill if you meet any of the following: 

  • Receive Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Qualify for Heating Assistance/Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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Qualify for a 30% discount on your monthly gas and electric bill if you receive any of the following:

  • Medicaid
  • Rhode Island Works Program
  • Public Assistance

Next steps:

To prove eligibility for a discounted rate, you must submit a confirmation letter from one of the assistance organizations listed above. If you need help accessing these documents, contact the Rhode Island Department of Human Services at 1-855-697-4347

Once you have your paperwork, send your proof of benefit eligibility to Rhode Island Energy:

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If you do not currently receive Fuel Assistance/HEAP but think you may be income eligible, learn more.