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Colorado Medical Exemption Program

Residential customers who meet specific medical and income qualifications can receive financial assistance through the Colorado Medical Exemption Program or CMEP.

Customers enrolled in CMEP will pay a flat rate for electricity. The rate is $0.11094 per kilowatt-hour of electricity used and will be in effect year-round. Participants will continue to pay for all other riders and charges on their Black Hills Energy bill, including the monthly customer charge.

The CMEP is overseen and administered by Chronic Care Collaborative, an independent non-profit organization.

Eligibility requirements

In order to be accepted into the program, customers must meet certain eligibility requirements.

  • Applicants must be a Black Hills Energy electric customer in Colorado.
  • Applicants must have medical conditions that require life support equipment or other qualifying equipment, including: home dialysis, oxygen, CPAP machines and electric wheelchairs.
  • Household income must be at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty. Level.

Apply for CMEP

Apply by downloading and printing an application form. To request an application be mailed to you, call Chronic Care Collaborative at 303-955-7538.

You must sign and complete the patient form (front page) and have your health care provider sign and complete the Health Care Provider Certification Form (back page).

Fax your completed application to Chronic Care Collaborative at 303-955-7538 or mail to:

CCC-Energy Program
PO Box 461657
Aurora, CO 80015-9998