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Medical Assistance Program

This program provides electric medical rates to customers who:

  • require the use of medically necessary equipment in their household and/or
  • have medical conditions requiring air conditioning during the summer billing months

Depending on the medical condition of the resident, account-holders may qualify for an electric medical rate for electric costs related to the medical equipment and/or for air conditioning during the summer months.


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Qualifications

  • a maximum household income of 60 percent of the area median income
  • a licensed physician's authorization of the medically necessary equipment or condition requiring air conditioning during the summer billing months
  • lawful presence in the United States

Cost Comparison

The chart below compares costs using the electric medical rate for the average residential customer using 680 kWh of electricity.


 
Summer
(Jun-Aug)
Non-Summer
(Sep-May)
Energy Rate
$74.39
$68.10
Electric Medical Rates
   Medical Equipment
$59.55
$53.87
   Air Conditioning
$52.18
$68.12
   Both
$42.64
$53.87

Effective on meter readings on or after Jan. 1, 2018.
Actual costs may vary due to rounding.
Includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes

To Apply

Complete and return the application (PDF 202KB). Once it is approved, the utility account will be updated to reflect the electric medical rate by the next billing cycle.

Customers will be required to apply for this program each year. This rate is not available to customers on the residential demand rate (E110). Customers who are denied may appeal to the Utilities executive director.