Minnesota Cold Weather Rule in Place

By KBJR News 1

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October 17, 2012 Updated Oct 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Minnesota Power is reminding residential customers that that Cole Weather Rule took effect on October 15.

The Cold Weather Rule is in place to help protect residents from service disconnection during the winter - provided they contact Minnesota Power to ensure that protection.

The rule states that all residential customers are protected from service disconnection from October 15 through April 15, given that disconnection would affect the customer's primary heating source.

The Cold Weather Rule does not prevent winter shut off. Customers receive a shut off notice during the winter months.

State funds are currently available for energy assistance this heating season and Minnesota Power will refer customers to community energy assistance programs as needed.

One program is the Customer Affordability of Residential Electricity (CARE). To learn more about this program, click here then click on the CARE button.

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