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Utilizing Minnesota’s 2023/2024 Cold Weather Rule

We may be experiencing a warmer winter here in Minnesota, but that doesn’t impact the 2023/2024 Cold Weather Rule (CWR). As a reminder, the CWR protects both renters and homeowners from having their electric or gas shut off from October 1 through April 30. However, you must apply for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) for shutoff prevention. Read on to learn more about how Delano residents can utilize the CWR this winter. How to Utilize the CWR for Your Utility Bill The first step in utilizing the CWR is to contact DMU and request a payment plan. We will provide you with the necessary paperwork and work with you on a plan, and then help guide you through the rest of the process: If you are unable to make a payment, you must contact us ASAP to avoid disconnection. Under the CWR, DMU must provide a shutoff notice before service can be cut, and we are here to work with you and prevent such a scenario. Common Questions About the Cold Weather Rule Are ALL utilities covered under the CWR? No—delivered fuels such as fuel oil, propane, and wood are not covered by the CWR. However, propane dealers must offer a budget billing plan. If your furnace runs on electricity, contact DMU to […]

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