Medically Essential Electric Service
The Florida Public Service
Commission specifies utility
customers must certify the need
for medically essential electric
service (MEES). The term
"medically essential" means the
medical dependence on electrically powered
equipment that must
be operated continuously or as
specified by a physician to avoid
the loss of life or immediate
hospitalization of the customer
or another permanent resident at
the residential service address.
Certification of a customer’s electricity needs as medically essential requires the customer to submit a Medically Essential Electric Service application signed by a physician licensed in Florida.
Each MEES certified utility
- responsible for making satisfactory
arrangements with GRU
to ensure payment for such
- entitled to a 24-hour notice
prior to disconnection for
- solely responsible for any backup
equipment or power supply
and a planned course of action
in the event of a power outage
or interruption of service.
MEES certification is good for one year. Customers must reapply annually to keep the certification. MEES only covers electric services.
Mail MEES certification forms
to Customer Service at P.O. Box
147117, Gainesville, Florida
32614-7117. Be sure to include
your GRU account number on