Colorado Ratepayer Funded Rate Assistance
Public Service Co./ Xcel has operated percentage of income pilots for its gas and electric customers, which end as of September 2011. Enrollees pay no more than 3 percent of their income towards their gas and their electric bills for a total of 6 percent, and they may participate in an arrearage forgiveness plan that forgives existing arrears over a 24-month period. Enrollment was expected to reach 15,000 households. Costs are not available until a final report on the pilots is issued in early 2012.