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Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Cold Weather Rule (CWR)

121 7th Pl E, Ste 350, St. Paul, MN, 55101

Distance: 1534 Miles

(800) 657-3782


Service Details


Protects residential customers from heat shutoff if they cannot pay their bills in full from October 1 - April 30

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) 657-3782.


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

Application Instructions

Call your natural gas or electric company and ask for a Cold Weather Rule payment plan.


There is no fee for this service.

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 296-0406
Toll Free (800) 657-3782

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