Medical Essential Service
At Tri-County Electric, we know that electric service is important to our members. For those individuals with a medical condition that requires the use of life-sustaining equipment, reliable power is a vital necessity. That’s why we've established the Medical Essential Service Program to provide special consideration for their accounts.
This program is designed to provide Tri-County Electric members with reasonable prior notice of power interruption due to scheduled service maintenance which in turn, will allow them time to secure back-up power for their medical equipment.
Medical Essential Service accounts are so identified to serve as a reference for determining priorities in the effort to restore service in the event of widespread or prolonged outages affecting the cooperative's system. We do advise all members to provide for an alternate source of care or electricity in the event that electrical service in their location is interrupted.
You must obtain verification from your physician regarding your medical condition, type of equipment, and length of time the equipment is needed.
Examples of qualifying equipment include: oxygen concentrator, heart monitor, controlled medication, and controlled atmosphere. We will ask that your physician fill out a the linked validation form.