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PowerOn & Gas Affordability

Discounts on electricity and gas for low-income customers

The PowerOn and Gas Affordability Program is offered by Xcel Energy and is administered by the Energy Cents Coalition. The program offers low-income households in Minnesota a discount on a portion of their monthly electric bill and gas bill.

Get Started

Enrollment is offered on a first-come first-served basis until the budget is reached for assistance. To apply, customers should complete the PowerOn/Gas Affordability Application (PDF) and mail it to:

Energy Cents Coalition
823 E 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

We provide assistance in two ways:

  • Affordable monthly payments (percentage of your household income
  • Past-due bill forgiveness

The program is available to residential customers who are currently receiving assistance from the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

In order to be enrolled in the PowerOn and Gas Affordability Program, customers must:

  • Agree to be placed on a leveled payment plan
  • Make the required monthly payment to remain enrolled

Please do not contact the Energy CENTS coalition to apply for the discount programs until you have received an award letter from Energy Assistance. For more information, visit the Energy CENTs (external link) coalition website or call 651-774-9010 or 888-774-9070.

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