For Release: 10/28/2019

Lower heating costs forecast for Minnesota Energy Resources customers this winter

This week’s frigid weather may seem like a trick, but Minnesota Energy Resources is forecasting a treat for our customers this winter. Our winter heating forecast shows the average customer will pay 13% less this winter compared to last.

Our winter heating forecast is based on a 20-year average of winter weather and assumes the price of natural gas remains where it is today on the spot market. If both of those factors hold true, we expect the average customer will save $88 this winter compared to last year.

Energy savings

This bone-chilling cold air is also a good reminder than you can take steps to save even more on your energy bill.

  • Turn your thermostat back 7-10 degrees when you’re asleep, or out trick-or-treating.
  • Seal gaps around windows, doors and siding to keep warm air in ... and the howling wind out.
  • Dust off the cobwebs and schedule a furnace tuneup for safety and efficiency, saving money in the long run.

Budget Billing

If you want to manage your energy costs by spreading out charges more evenly over 12 months, you may want to consider our Budget Billing program.

Energy assistance

In addition, qualified Minnesota Energy Resources customers can apply for energy assistance for the heating season. The amount of energy assistance depends on several factors, including household size, income and energy costs. You do not have to be behind on your bill to be eligible.

As always, don't be afraid to reach out to our customer care center at 800-889-9508 if you have any questions.

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  • 414-221-4444
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