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Electric Assistance Program

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The Electric Assistance Program, or EAP, can help income eligible customers pay their electric bills. The EAP provides eligible customers with a discount on their monthly electric bills. The discounts range from 8% to76%, depending on the customer’s gross household income and household size.

The New Hampshire Legislature authorized the Commission to develop an electric assistance program as part of electric utility deregulation. All electric utility customers support the statewide EAP through the system benefits charge portion of their electric bill. The EAP discount helps make bills more affordable and helps customers avoid the risk of having their electric service shut off for non-payment. To be eligible for the program customers must receive an electric bill from a regulated electric utility and have a gross household income that qualifies at the time of application.

2016 Income Eligibility Guidelines

  Family Size Gross Annual Income  
  1 $23,760  
  2 $32,040  
  3 $40,320  
  4 $48,600  
  5  $56,880  
  6  $65,160  
  7 $73,460  
  8 $81,780  
For each additional person add $8,320.

The EAP is a 12 month bill assistance program. Benefits are subject to the availability of funds.

To apply for the EAP, call your local Community Action Agency office.