West Florida Electric has a program for its members who require life support or other medical devices. WFEC does not guarantee uninterrupted service or assign priority status to members who depend on electrical equipment for medical necessity, but members can sign up for the co-op’s medically essential service list.
This service is used to contact members when there is a planned outage to perform routine maintenance or upgrade lines and equipment. Even though WFEC does give these accounts special consideration during planned outages, damages to our power distribution system must be repaired first during emergency situations before attention can be turned to individual accounts. When severe storms hit our area, there is no way to determine how long electric service will be disrupted, so it is very important for WFEC members who require life support or other medical devices to make arrangements for their medical needs in advance. Members with critical care needs are strongly encouraged to have backup plans to move to locations with power during an emergency or have a generator on hand for their use.
To sign up for medically essential service, have your doctor complete a medically essential service form. These forms can also be picked up at any district office or downloaded below.