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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 a month.

 
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

Medical Assistance Program Rates Specifics

Medical Assistance Rates

Monthly Residential Medical Assistance Rates* Durable Medical Equipment
E102
Air-Conditioning
E103
Both
E104
(includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes) Summer
(Jun-Aug)
Non Summer
(Sep-May)
Summer
(Jun-Aug)
Non Summer
(Sep-May)
Summer
(Jun-Aug)
Non Summer
(Sep-May)
Fixed Charge $6.16 $6.16 $6.16 $6.16 $6.16 $6.16
Usage Charge, per kWh
First 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.065991 $0.061678 $0.065175 $0.090312 $0.052055 $0.061678
Next 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.114480 $0.094870 $0.075406 $0.094870 $0.058805 $0.094870
All additional kWh
$0.151580 $0.104940 $0.151580 $0.104940 $0.151580 $0.104940
Charges rounded to the nearest cent. Actual costs vary due to rounding.
*Effective on meter readings on or after Jan. 1, 2018.
**Additional charges apply in certain annexed areas.

2018 Energy Rates

Monthly Residential Electric Rates
includes PILOT - payment in lieu of taxes
Summer 
(Jun-Aug)
Non-Summer
(Sept-May)
Fixed Charge, per month $6.16 $6.16
Usage Charge, per kWh
        First 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.09582 $0.09031
        Next 500 kWh, per kWh
$0.11448 $0.09487
        All additional kWh
$0.15158 $0.10494

Energy Rate Codes:  E100, E101, E1D0, E1D1, A100**, A1D0**, B100**, B1D0**
* Effective on meter readings on or after Jan. 1, 2018
** Additional charges apply in certain annexed areas.

 

PILOT: A 6 percent PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) is calculated on electric, water and wastewater rates. The PILOT is a payment to the City's general fund to replace revenue the City would have received from the utility in taxes and franchise fees if the utility were privately owned.