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UTAH RATEPAYER FUNDED PROGRAMS

UTAH RATEPAYER FUNDED PROGRAMS

CURRENT PROGRAMS
Rate Assistance
  • Home Electric Lifeline Program (HELP)
    • Monthly discount of $11 on electrical bills for households earning at or below 150% FPG.
  • Questar Gas Discount (QGD)
    • Annual $61.50 credit on gas bills for LIHEAP-qualified households.
Energy Efficiency
  • Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP)
    • Questar Gas: Services include providing high-efficiency natural gas furnaces, adjusting natural gas appliances, and correcting problems like gas leaks, high carbon-monoxide levels, and inappropriate venting of natural gas appliances. Income eligibility: up to 200% FPG. Supplements federal WAP.
    • Rocky Mountain Power: Services include installing insulation, energy-efficient showerheads, and CFLs. Income eligibility: up to 200% FPG. Supplements federal WAP.
Participating Utilities
  • HELP: Rocky Mountain Power
  • QGD: Questar Gas
  • LIWAP: Questar Gas and Rocky Mountain Power
Annual Funding (2014)
  • HELP: $3.65 million
  • QGD: $1.72 million
  • LIWAP: $1 million
Households Served (2014)
  • HELP: 27,709 (annual average)
  • QGD: 28,046
  • LIWAP: 2,397
Funding Mechanism
  • HELP: Surcharge on all Rocky Mountain customers, except program participants
  • QGD: Surcharge on all Questar Gas customers, except program participants
  • LIWAP: Volumetric charge on customers on Questar's General Service rate schedule; surcharge on Rocky Mountain Power customers
Administration
  • HELP: Contract with UT Housing and Community Development Division (LIHEAP grantee)
  • QGD: Contract with UT Housing and Community Development Division
  • LIWAP: Contract with UT Housing and Community Development Division (WAP grantee)
LEGISLATION
Authorizing
  • HELP and QGD: SB 75 (2009)
  • Energy Efficiency: SB 152 (2002)
REPORTS / EVALUATIONS