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Washington Ratepayer Funded Rate Assistance

Washington Ratepayer Funded Rate Assistance

  • Some regulated and public gas and electric utilities provide rate discounts for low-income households and/or households with senior or disabled members. Public utilities in Seattle and Tacoma have low-income and senior/handicapped discount rates; Seattle also has a low-income program for utility emergencies. Public utility districts in at least seven counties have senior/handicapped reductions.

LEVERAGING

2010: $18.7 million
2009: $12.1 million
2007: 16 million
2006: $12.4 million
2005: $13.1 million
2004: $16 million
2003: $10.6 million
2002: $15.9 million
2001: $7.5 million
2000: $6.8 million
1999: $7.1 million
1998: $7.3 million
1997: $6.9 million
1996: $5.4 million
1995: $5 million
1994: $4.2 million
1993: $4 million
1992: $3.5 million
1991: $3.3 million