The Electric Assistance Program can help income eligible customers pay their electric bills.
The statewide Electric Assistance Program (EAP) provides qualifying customers with a discount on their monthly electric bill. The New Hampshire Legislature authorized funding for this statewide program as part of electric utility deregulation. All electric utility ratepayers support the statewide EAP through the System Benefits Charge (SBC) portion of their electric bill. The utilities are working with Community Action Agencies (CAAs) located throughout the state to identify and enroll eligible customers for the statewide EAP.
The discount is based on the gross household income and the household size. Eligibility for the program is also determined by gross household income and household size.
Triennial Process Evaluation Reports
- Sister programs to the EAP are the Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which may be able to help you implement long-term solutions to heating costs.
- Even if you find that you are not eligible for either FAP or WAP, you may still be able to save money on your energy costs through other programs; see our Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives page for more information.