Braving the Cold – Cold Weather Rule
When we have a stretch of cold weather like we are in right now, many of us wonder why we live in this state. When it reaches -60 wind chill and -25 degrees, even the hardiest of Minnesotans stay inside.
It is always a good idea to check on the elderly and keep an eye on your pets. You know it is bad when Target is out of milk, eggs and bread. At least people were prepared.
One thing that has helped out some people is the Cold Weather Rule. This Minnesota Rule helps protect residential customers having difficulty paying their gas bill from having gas services disconnected from October 15 through April 15.
If any of your clients receive a disconnection notice, they must act immediately. In order to avoid disconnection, they must either pay their bill in full or call their energy company and enter into a payment plan.
They must keep the payment plan during Cold Weather Rule months in order to continue to receive protection from disconnection. If you know anyone who is in need of this plan, please share this information with them.
By Patrick Winter