Energy Assistance Program
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. If you need assistance and are inquiring about qualifications, contact:
- Northwest Community Action, Inc. 800.568.5329 or www.nwcaa.org
- Tri-Valley Opportunity Council 866.264.3729 or http://www.tvoc.org/services/low-income-energy-assistance/
Cold Weather Shut-Off Protection
The Minnesota Cold Weather Law provides that from October 15 through April 15 an electric utility cannot disconnect a residential consumer for non-payment if you meet certain conditions.
Military Shut-Off Protection
Minnesota’s electric cooperatives must not disconnect the utility service of a residential customer if a member of the household has been issued order into active duty, for deployment, or for a permanent change in duty station during, the period of active duty, deployments, or change in duty station if residential costumer meets criteria set forth in Minnesota Statue 325E.027 Utility Payment