Vulnerable Energy Consumer Coalition Achieves $8 Million in Savings for Low-Income Energy Consumers

Vulnerable Energy Consumers’ Coalition (VECC) advocates for the interest of low-income energy consumers. In recent decisions released between January - June 2018, VECC obtained approximately $8 million in savings for consumers relative to what utilities requested. This reflects roughly $40 million in savings for consumers over the next five years as a cumulative result of those decisions.

 

These reductions consist primarily of lowered service fees ($1.3 million/ year), trimming operating and capital budgets in rate applications ($4.2 million/ year), and increasing the contributions of other hydro pole users ($2.7 million/ year).

 

VECC has made other, less quantifiable, though significant gains to benefit low-income energy consumers.