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Energy Assistance Charges & Renewable Energy Charges

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Definition

Each public utility must collect an Energy Assistance Charge monthly from each of its customers for electric or natural gas services delivered by the utility, or supplier.

Each public utility must collect a Renewable Energy Charge monthly from each of its customers for electric or natural gas services delivered by the utility, or supplier.

Note: Electric Cooperatives or Gas Cooperatives and Municipal Electric Utilities or Municipal Gas Utilities may choose to collect and remit the Energy Assistance and Renewable Energy charges but must notify the department in writing.

Tax Rate

Rates are imposed for each of the energy charges depending upon the type of customer and the customer’s electric or natural gas usage during the past calendar year. Use the “Tax Rate Database” to determine the monthly rates for the Energy Assistance Charge and the Renewable Energy Charge.

Form/Filing & Payment Requirements

Electricity distributor’s return

Natural gas distributor’s return

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