Plumas-Sierra REC Winter Rate Assistance Program

A man hold his child. Both are dressed in winter clothes and snow is visible on the ground.PSREC is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Winter Rate Assistance Program (WRAP).

Call or go online for an application today; once approved you can receive a discount on your kilowatt-hour rate during the heating season!

This program is available to PSREC income-qualified members for electric service at their permanent residence in Plumas, Sierra, Lassen and Washoe counties. Income qualifications and restrictions do apply.

Call today for an application and program details, (530) 832-4261 ext. 6047 or you may access the information on our website at

Resources for Additional Assistance and Emergency Programs

Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance Resources

Worried about high energy bills this winter? You may qualify for heating assistance or home weatherization assistance. Contact your local agency for more information and applications.

Plumas and Sierra Counties

Plumas County Community Development Commission (530) 283-2466

Lassen County

Lassen Economic Development Corporation (530) 256-3531

Washoe County

Nevada Home Energy Assistance Program (775) 684-0730

Personal Crisis and Emergency Assistance Resources

Have you experienced a crisis and need immediate assistance? Please contact the following organizations to find out if help is available. Be sure to communicate with PSREC staff to find out if you can make payment arrangements to ensure that your electricity is not disconnected.

Plumas County

Plumas Crisis and Intervention (530) 283-5515

Portola Family Resource Center (530) 832-1827

Lassen County

Fort Sage Family Resource Center (530) 827-3007

The Salvation Army Social Service Center (530) 257-0314

Sierra County

Sierra County Family Resource Center (530) 993-1110

Washoe County

Nevada Home Energy Assistance Crisis Intervention Program (775) 684-0730

Fast and Free Energy Saving Tips

  • Turn down your thermostat.
  • Eliminate wasted energy. Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms and unplug unused electronics.
  • Turn off kitchen and bath-ventilating fans after they’ve done their job.
  • Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning to prevent your furnace-heated air from going up the chimney.
  • Reduce hot water temperature and shower time. Set your water heater to the “normal” setting or 120° and keep showers as short as possible.