Blachly-Lane Electric Co-op is owned by its 2,835 members and very different from the big utilities who need one-size-fits-all solutions in times of community crisis. We will customize our support to members in need during this COVID-19 event. When members experience economic stress, we work with them to make case-by-case payment arrangements. If you find yourself unable to pay your bill, it is important to call us at (541) 688-8711 and we will work together. We are committed to assisting our members in ways that help now and will keep them from owning a big bill they cannot pay later. Please inquire at (541) 688-8711 about any financial assistance that may be available at this time.
Blachly-Lane Energy Share (BLES)
The BLES program assists members in our service area who may be facing difficult times with energy costs. BLES offers a one-time payment of $275 during a 12-month period. The member must meet income guidelines to be eligible. Please call (541) 688-8711 for more information. Note: This program is open from November to March.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is a federally funded program that is administered by Lane County with the help of other area agencies. This program can help households that heat with electricity, natural gas, oil, propane, wood pellets, or wood. If you qualify, LIHEAP makes a one-time payment directly to your utility account. Eligibility is based on current income and doesn’t include assets or savings. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. View our LIHEAP flyer (PDF) for more information or call one of the numbers below:
- General Public
Eugene: (541) 345-3642
Florence: (541) 997-2816
- Seniors 60 & Older
Eugene: (541) 682-5354
Florence: (541) 902-9430, ext. 7835
Junction City: (541) 998-8445
Veneta: (541) 935-2262
Donate to BLES, Help a Neighbor
The BLES program is funded by donations from the generous members and employees of Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative. If you would like to help support this program, you can contribute in several ways. You may have your monthly bill rounded up to the nearest dollar (BLES Plus,) give a one-time donation, or have a recurring contribution amount added to your monthly bills. Contributions to the BLES program are tax-deductible. If you would like to contribute to BLES, you can complete the BLES Donation Form (PDF) and return it to Blachly-Lane or call us at (541) 688-8711 or (800) 446-8418.
Thank you to all the Blachly-Lane members and employees that support this vital program!
Other Local Area Programs
- St. Vincent DePaul
456 Highway 99 N
Eugene, OR 97402
- Fern Ridge Service Center / Mid Lane Cares
For residents in the Veneta, Elmira, Alvadore, Walton, and Noti areas.
25035 W Broadway
Veneta, OR 97487
- Junction City Local Aid
For residents in the Junction City School District.
265 W 6th Avenue
Junction City, OR 97448
Dial 2-1-1 and follow the prompts for various assistance programs in your area. You can also visit the 211 Info website for more information.