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NEVADA RATEPAYER FUNDED PROGRAMS

CURRENT PROGRAMS
Rate Assistance
  • Energy Assistance Program
    (EAP)

    • Provides fixed annual credit for low-income customers of regulated gas and electric utilities that reduces participant's percentage of income paid on utility bills to the state median percentage of income spent on such bills, adjusted annually.
    • Average benefit $776 for FY 2014
    • Eligibility: 150% FPG
Arrears Management
  • Arrearage Payment Program
    • One-time payment to address arrears if household has paid minimum percent of income towards arrearages in past 12 months, when funding available
Energy Efficiency
  • Universal Energy Charge (UEC) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
    • Services: health and safety measures including heating and cooling system repairs and replacement, carbon monoxide monitors; air sealing, insulation, lighting and refrigerator replacement
  • Demand Side Management Programs
    (DSM)

    • Supplement DOE WAP (Utility)
Participating Utilities

Regulated electric and gas utilities

Annual Funding (2015)
  • Rate Assistance
    • EAP:

      $9,238,723

  • Energy Efficiency
    • UEC WAP:

      $2,725,284

    • DSM (utility): $193,110
Households Served (2015)
  • Rate Assistance
    • EAP: 27,370
  • Energy Efficiency
    • UEC WAP: 567
    • DSM (utility): 54
Funding Mechanism
  • UEC on participating utilities; 3.30 mills per therm of natural gas and 0.39 mills per kWh of electricity; 75% to the EAP and 25% to UEC WAP
Administration
  • EAP: NV DHHS/ Division of Welfare and Supportive Services; oversight by Public Utilities Commission of NV (PUCN)
  • UEC WAP: NV Housing Division; oversight by PUCN
LEGISLATION
Authorizing
REPORTS / EVALUATIONS