(1)“Alternative energy assistance program” means a program operated by a municipally owned electric and gas utility or cooperative electric association that is not part of the energy assistance program established pursuant to this article.
(2)“Customer” means the named holder of an individually metered account upon which charges for electricity, gas, or water are paid to a utility or water utility. “Customer” does not include a customer that receives electricity or gas for the sole purpose of reselling the electricity or gas to others.
(3)“Energy assistance program” or “program” means the low-income energy assistance program created by section 40-8.7-104 and designed to provide financial assistance, residential energy efficiency, and energy conservation assistance.
(3.3)“Energy assistance system benefit charge” or “charge” means the charge that investor-owned utilities doing business in Colorado collect from their customers on a monthly basis pursuant to section 40-8.7-104 (2.5).
(4)“Organization” means energy outreach Colorado, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, formerly known as the Colorado energy assistance foundation.
(4.7)“Public utilities commission” or “commission” means the public utilities commission created in section 40-2-101.
(5)“Remittance device” means the section of a customer’s utility billing statement that is returned to the utility company for payment.
(6)“Utility” means a corporation, association, partnership, cooperative electric association, or municipally owned entity that provides retail electric service or retail gas service to customers in Colorado. “Utility” does not mean a propane company.
(7)“Water utility” means a water corporation or municipal water provider that provides retail water or wastewater service to customers in Colorado.
Section 40-8.7-103 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-40.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).