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Low-Income Rate Programs in a Restructured Electric Industry: Defining the Key Questions. Roger Colton Fisher, Sheehan & Colton Belmont, MA March 2000. Wires Charges: What to Fund. Rate affordability Energy efficiency Crisis intervention Administration Arrearage forgiveness.

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Low income rate programs in a restructured electric industry defining the key questions

Low-Income Rate Programs in a Restructured Electric Industry:Defining the Key Questions

Roger Colton

Fisher, Sheehan & Colton

Belmont, MA

March 2000


Wires charges what to fund

Wires Charges: What to Fund

  • Rate affordability

  • Energy efficiency

  • Crisis intervention

  • Administration

  • Arrearage forgiveness


Wires charges from whom to collect

Wires Charges: From Whom to Collect

  • Residential class only?

  • All classes?

  • Distribution vs. generation?


Wires charges how to collect

Wires Charges:How to Collect

  • Per kWh charge

  • Percentage of revenue

  • Per meter/account charge

  • Fluctuate based on need


Wires charge how to distribute

Wires Charge:How to Distribute

  • Percentage of income

  • Fixed credit

  • Straight discount


Wires charge to whom to distribute

Wires Charge:To Whom to Distribute

  • LIHEAP population

  • “Neediest of the needy”

  • “Vulnerable” populations

  • Segmented population


Wires charge how to administer

Wires Charge:How to Administer

  • Statewide vs. utility-specific

  • State agency vs. non-profit

  • Rate program vs. LIHEAP supplement


Wires charge what to evaluate

Wires Charge:What to Evaluate

  • Fiscal impacts

  • Financial impacts

  • Universal service impacts

  • Social impacts


Wires charge how to evaluate

Wires Charge:How to Evaluate

  • Activities: what did we do

  • Outputs: what did we produce

  • Outcomes: what did we accomplish


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