What it is:
The Colorado Medical Exemption Program (CMEP) provides lower electric rates to Xcel Energy customers who use life-support equipment in their households, or have medical conditions that require high power use to keep cool during the summer.
Who can take part?
Xcel Energy customers in Colorado may enroll if they meet these guidelines:
Note: Customers must meet all four requirements to be approved for the program.
How the program works:
Many customers pay higher electric rates in the summer. They are charged a standard rate for the first 500 kilowatt hours of electricity, and a higher rate for anything over 500 kilowatt hours in one billing period. This tiered rate can make summer bills much higher, largely if power use is over 606 kilowatt hours per month.
The Colorado Medical Exemption Program offers those who qualify a single, reduced rate for all electricity used from June through September. The program not only lowers billing rates, but also removes the Tier 2 rate for using more electricity. Standard rates return October 1.
How to apply:
Submit your completed application by May 1 to:
Colorado Medical Exemption Program
P.O. Box 461657
Aurora CO 80015-9998
If you have any questions, contact:
Sabrina Padilla at Chronic Care Collaborative – Energy Program
On the Web: www.chroniccarecollaborative.com
For more information, see the Program Information Sheet
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