PSREC Winter Rate Assistance Program

Encouraging energy conservation in low-income households

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PSREC is still taking applications for the Winter Rate Assistance Program.

Once approved, you can receive a discount on your kilowatt-hour rate for energy usage, during the winter billing periods of December through May (November through April usage).

The rate will increase to the members’ regular residential rate class for usage in excess of 2,500 kWh. The discounted rate will be applicable to the kWh charge, not the entire bill.

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 apply.

Members who qualified for the WRAP during the previous season will need to re-certify annually at the beginning of the program year.

Call today for an application and program details, 530-832-4261, or access the information at

WRAP Income Requirements
Number in Household Maximum Annual Income*
1-2 $31,020
3 $39,060
4 $47,100
5 $55,140
6 $63,180

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: 530-684-0730

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 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: 530-684-0730

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative and Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications are equal opportunity providers and employers.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax to (202) 690-7442 or by email to