Gas Affordability Program

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 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 Energy Assistance Program since October 1, 2023. In order to be signed up, customers must agree to be placed on a payment plan and make the required payment every month to stay signed up.

Enrollment is offered on a first-come first-served basis. To enroll contact us at 800-889-9508.

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. Effective April 1, 2019, the surcharge is currently $0.00905/therm and appears as a line item on monthly bills.