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Assistance Information

The energy assistance income guidelines and funding availability have changed to support those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit your local agency’s website to verify income eligibility prior to contacting them.

Minnesota counties: 
Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine: https://www.lakesandpines.org/
Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, and Morrison: https://tricap.org/assistance/energy-assistance/

Wisconsin counties: http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=119&locid=25

For more information regarding assistance for utility bills or to make payment arrangements,
call ECE at 1-800-254-7944.

Additional state information:
Minnesota: https://mn.gov/commerce/media/news/
Wisconsin: http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=239&linkid=118&locid=25

Help is also available for veterans.
Minnesota: https://mn.gov/mdva/blog/?id=1066-425565
Wisconsin: https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/newsMedia/COVID19.aspx

Military Rule
According to Minnesota law, a utility may not disconnect the service of a residential customer if a member of the household has been issued orders into active duty, for deployment, or for a permanent change in duty station during the period of active duty, deployment, or change in duty station. View qualification requirements.

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