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Energy Assistance and Weatherization

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DOEE can help you with your energy and utility bills. We have financial assistance, discounts and late bill forgiveness programs.

ADVISORY: The DC Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is open to new applicants for the current fiscal year (October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016). The program continues to accept residents whose electric or gas service has been disconnected, or who have less than 5% of their home heating oil. Additionally, residents may still apply for the Utility Discount Program in order to receive a reduced rate on their utility costs. To learn more, please visit the Utility Discount Program.

Appointments are now required for in-person assistance, unless energy service has been disconnected.

Services for Low-Income Residents


If you are eligible to receive or currently receiving the “Residential Aid Discount” or “RAD” on your electric bill and are considering switching to an independent electric supplier (i.e. not PEPCO), you will likely LOSE most of your discount upon switching.  To learn how switching may impact your bill, call PEPCO Customer Care at 202-833-7500 BEFORE you switch so that you can make an informed decision.

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