For cooperatives, the fee amount is $16.00 per year or $1.33 per month from each account. Half of the money collected is to be used for energy conservation programs and the other half to fund low-income energy assistance and weatherization programs. Since Barron Electric already offers an energy conservation program (load management), we only have to collect half of the fee or $.66 per month per location to fund low-income energy assistance programs. Over $100,000 is given to low-income Barron Electric members for energy assistance each year.
Distribution of Funds
Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
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