Cold Weather Rule Ends Today 15 Apr 14

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule expires Tuesday, so utility customers with past-due balances need to contact their local provider right away to avoid disconnection. Xcel Energy’s Patrick Boland says while many customers are able to stay current, there is a very small percentage of those that may need some additional time and those are the ones utilities want to work with. He says there is still heating assistance funding available for those who qualify. Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule protects residents from getting their primary heating source disconnected between mid-October and mid-April.