Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Cold Weather Rule (CWR)
121 7th Pl E, Ste 350, St. Paul, MN, 55101-2147
Distance: 503 Miles
Protects residential customers from heat shutoff if they cannot pay their bills in full from October 15 - April 15
The program is available to all residential customers who make and keep a Cold Weather Rule payment plan.
All natural gas and electric companies must offer this protection.
The program does not include propane, fuel oil, wood heating or propane customers.
For financial help, call the Energy Assistance Hotline at (800) 657-3710.
The customer must meet the following conditions:
* The shutoff would affect the main heating source
* Must make and keep a payment schedule with the utility
Call your natural gas or electric company and ask for a Cold Weather Rule payment plan.
There is no fee for this service.
|Toll Free||(800) 657-3782|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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