Navigating Legal Pathways to Rate-Funded Customer Assistance Programs

These maps categorize each state according to one of four categories– explicitly authorized, no expressed authority, potential challenges, and specifically prohibited– based on the level of legal authorization for rate-funded customer assistance programs. This project was completed in 2017 and led by the Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the project team includes Abt Environmental Research, Corona Environmental Consulting, as well as prominent advisors, Roger Colton and Scott Rubin.

Note: Designating a state to one of these four categories involved a methodical process, but was also subjective to some extent.