42.29.107 CREDITS AND EXPENDITURES FOR LOW-INCOME UNIVERSAL SYSTEM BENEFITS PROGRAMS
(1) Subject to ARM 42.29.111, credits or expenditures permitted in support of low-income energy assistance and weatherization activities include, but are not limited to:
(a) outreach for LIEAP enrollment;
(b) funds contributed to endowments that qualify for low-income universal system benefits programs purposes;
(c) safety/repairs related to low-income energy issues;
(d) energy-efficient equipment/technologies that assist low-income households in paying the costs of home energy;
(e) heating and energy crisis benefits, including payments toward recipient households' energy costs;
(f) payment toward recipient household weatherization costs;
(g) purchase and delivery of fuels used by recipient households for home energy;
(h) purchase, delivery, and installation of weatheriza-tion materials;
(i) purchase and delivery of blankets, space heating devices, equipment, and other tangible items that are provided to assist low-income households pay the costs of home energy;
(j) discounted utility and bulk fuel prices for recipient households;
(k) partial or full waivers of utility and other low- income home energy connection and reconnection fees, application fees, and late payment charges;
(l) partial or full forgiveness of home energy bill arrearages;
(m) discounts or reductions in the costs of home heating and weatherization materials;
(n) services of paid staff donated by their employer to deliver fuel and other tangible items that assist low-income households pay the costs of home energy; and
(o) purchase, delivery, and installation of energy efficient equipment/technologies that assist low-income households pay the costs of home energy.
(2) Low-income energy assistance and weatherization activities include a broad-based spectrum of services and benefits that provide affordable home energy services to qualifying low-income families in the state of Montana. Customers must comply with low-income customer eligibility requirements with documentation to support the exceptions.
History: Sec. 69-8-413, MCA; IMP, Sec. 69-8-412, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 2927, Eff. 12/17/99.