Qualified Minnesota Energy Resources customers
can receive assistance with their gas utility bills, through the
Minnesota Energy Resources Gas Affordability Program.
This state mandated program is administered by The Salvation Army. It is
designed to offer qualifying Minnesota Energy Resources customers
assistance in paying their monthly natural gas utility bills. Assistance will be
provided through two distinct components:
- Affordability assistance based on a percent of household income
- Arrears forgiveness
The Minnesota Energy Resources Gas Affordability Program is available to
residential customers who have received assistance from the Low
Income Home Energy Assistance Program since October 1, 2014. In order to be
enrolled, customers must agree to be placed on a
payment plan and make the required payment every month to stay enrolled.
Enrollment is offered on a first-come first-served basis until the state-set $1
million cap is reached. To apply, complete the Gas
Affordability Program Application and mail your completed application to: The
Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave., Roseville, MN 55113. For more information on the
Gas Affordability Program, call The Salvation Army at 888-733-8033.
The Gas Affordability Program is funded by a monthly Affordability Surcharge that is
assessed to all general service residential and commercial customers of
Minnesota Energy Resources. The Minnesota Public
Utilities Commission (MPUC) determines the rate of this monthly surcharge. The surcharge
is currently $0/therm and does not appear on monthly bills, but will be reinstated at a
future date determined by the MPUC.