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"Stay Warm Minnesota," a go-to Website, Offers Help to Consumers Struggling to Stay Warm This Winter

December 11, 2013


For Immediate Release:

SAINT PAUL, MN — Minnesotans who have a tough time staying warm and safe this winter-heating season can get great information on the Stay Warm Minnesota web page at the Minnesota Department of Commerce website.

“For thousands of consumers who struggle with heating bills or need a better heating system, Stay Warm Minnesota will help them get information and resources,” said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. “Stay Warm Minnesota is a one-stop shop for consumer information for people who need to stay warm.”

Helpful information on the Stay Warm Minnesota site includes financial assistance, energy efficiency, and heating safety programs provided by the federal and state government, private industry, nonprofits, and energy utilities. Links to nonprofit organizations and government sites are listed, along with publications and tips for saving energy.

For instance, information under “Finding Financial Assistance” describes the Cold Weather Rule and how customers can prevent having their heat turned off if they agree to and keep a payment plan with their utility. It also tells how consumers can apply with the state’s Energy Assistance Program, their utility, and charitable organizations to receive financial assistance to help pay their heating bills.

The Stay Warm Minnesota web page can be accessed online at Stay Warm Minnesota.

For more information, contact the Division of Energy Resources Energy Information Center by phone (651-539-1886 or 800-657-3710) or via email at energy.info@state.mn.us.