Medical Baseline consumers are billed for natural gas and electricity use at their utility company’s lowest residential rate.
All residential customers are billed a certain amount of their natural gas and electricity use at their utility company’s lowest residential rate. This is called the “Baseline Allowance,” and it is set depending on what climate zone your home is in and whether it is the utility’s “winter” or “summer” season.
If you rely on life support equipment, have life-threatening illnesses, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, are paraplegic or quadriplegic, or a compromised immune system, you can have extra allowances of natural gas and electricity billed at your utility company’s lowest rate through the Medical Baseline program. “Life support equipment” means equipment that uses mechanical or artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplant a vital function, or mechanical equipment that you rely on for mobility both within and outside buildings.