The Electric Partnership Program (EPP) is designed to improve the electric efficiency of low-income households who participate in or are eligible for PIPP Plus (Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus) by performing in-home audits and installing appropriate electric energy efficiency measures. Consumer education helps PIPP Plus participants get the most benefit from their electricity while learning how to reduce the amount of electricity they use. This is an integral part of the service delivery to every household.
Customers who are enrolled in electric PIPP Plus and have high energy use compared with other electric PIPP Plus enrollees will be contacted by an authorized provider of EPP services.
The EPP is composed of two types of programs:
1) A base load efficiency program which audits lighting, appliances, and all other uses of electricity not related to heating, and installs appropriate measures; and,
2) A weatherization program for those who heat with electricity and who have high usage. This program may include adding insulation, performing heating system inspections, and addressing health and safety measures.
Each program includes an education component. This component varies in intensity on the PIPP Plus customer's electric consumption and other factors. Education focuses on how much energy home devices use and actions the customer can take to reduce this usage. Education will be in the form of one of the following:
EPP services will be available only to those residents who meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Eligible clients must: