Energy Assistance Program
The utility moratorium on disconnections for all electric/natural gas/water has been extended through September 30, 2021. This includes non-PSE utilities like City of Blaine, Sumas Water & Light, Snohomish PUD, and OPALCO.
Coming soon! New programs designed to help with water/sewer bills or high balances on heating/electric bills!
UPDATE (9/13/21 at 10:15am): Whatcom county’s phone system is back online.
Island/Whatcom: We are currently open for early scheduling for seniors aged 60 and older for the fall 2021 season. If you think you qualify, please call to be screened. See sidebar for phone number. We will be scheduling until all available appointments are filled or until September 23 (Whatcom) or September 24 (Island). Please note: There is NO ONLINE SCHEDULING option during early scheduling.
General scheduling will be open Saturday, November 6th from 9am-2pm and continue during regular phone line hours starting November 8th.
*If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, please contact us via email@example.com or send us a letter addressing your special accommodation and appointment preferences to: Energy Lead, PO Box 2369, Bellingham, WA 98228-2369.
San Juan: LIHEAP is currently closed to new applications. Please contact your nearest resource center for more information.
For a detailed update for our tri-county area, view Energy Scheduling Updates & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
The Opportunity Council offers bill assistance to eligible households for their home heating and energy bills. Households must be income eligible to receive assistance. Depending on the time of year, we may help with the electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil, and wood bills.