The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has amended their rules regarding electric utility rate plans. The changes are proposed pursuant to SB 11-087, which allows the Commission to adopt rules creating an exemption from tiered electric rate plans based on a customer’s medical condition or use of an essential life support device.
This rule requires electric utilities to file a tariff with a rate for persons who qualify for and request alternative rate(s) to tiered rates based on medical qualifications. The alternate rate based on medical exemption shall not be tiered. Should a customer qualify for the medical exemption rate, that customer will not be precluded from participating in any low-income program offered by the utility.
A hearing on the amended rule will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 250, Denver, Colorado 80202, beginning at 9:00 am.