It is always best to call your heating and energy suppliers to inquire on any programs, budget and payment plans or other incentives they offer that you could be eligible for. Call today to see what your company has available for you!
MN Power CARE Program Application Click Here
MN Energy Resources Gas Affordability Program Click Here
Citizen’s Utility Board (CUB)
The Citizen’s Utility Board offers free, money-saving services for anyone in Minnesota. CUB is a nonprofit consumer advocate that represents the interests of residential and small business utility customers across the state. They are committed to reducing utility costs for Minnesotans by improving public policy, educating consumers about renewable energy options and offering personalized guidance on how to lower electricity, natural gas and telecommunications bills.
Resources for Seniors:
- ElderCircle: 218-999-9233
- Senior Linkage Line: 1-800-333-2433
- Access North for Independent Living: 1-800-390-3681
MN Cold Weather Rule (CWR)
Protect and Reconnect your heat from October 15-April 15. If you have a connected or metered utility such as gas or electricity your energy supplier must automatically send you an application for the MN CWR annually. The CWR is available to residential customers only. If you are having a difficult time keeping up with your winter heating bills, you are encouraged to sign up for a CWR payment plan. To sign up for the CWR payment plan, contact your gas or electric company and request a CWR payment plan. Payment plans can be established at any time during the CWR season. If the payment plan is broken, the utility is not required to offer additional arrangements. If you cannot make your CWR scheduled payment, contact your gas or electric company immediately to discuss a different payment arrangement. If you do not make your CWR payment as scheduled, your service may be shut off. For more information, contact your energy provider.