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Electric Energy Assistance

The Electric Assistance Program (EAP) provides qualifying utility customers with a discount of 8% to 77% off their monthly electric bill, depending on their household income. Renters, subsidized renters and homeowners who receive an electric bill may apply for EAP. Eligibility is determined by the total household income and the number of household members. Eligible customers receive a discount on their electric bill every month. The program helped up to 15,684 households cope with their utility costs in 2013.

All electric utility customers support the statewide EAP through the system benefits charge portion of their electric bill. The EAP discount helps make bills more affordable and helps customers avoid the risk of having their electric service shut off for non-payment. To be eligible for the program customers must receive an electric bill from a regulated electric utility and have a gross household income that qualifies at the time of application.

2016-2017 Guidelines (effective January 2017)

People in Household Monthly Gross Income (30 days)
Annual Gross Income
1 $ 1,982 $ 24,120
2 $ 2,670 $ 32,480
3 $ 3,357 $ 40,840
4 $ 4,044 $ 49,200
5 $ 4,732 $ 57,560
6 $ 5,418 $ 65,920
7 $ 6,105 $ 74,280
8 $ 6,792 $ 82,640

The EAP is a 12 month bill assistance program. Benefits are subject to the availability of funds.

View the EAP brochure

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