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How to apply for energy assistance
We want to help our members find energy assistance resources that can help bring their account current. Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP) recently expanded its eligibility requirements and significantly increased the amount of funding available to help members pay costs associated with heat and electricity. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is crucial to contact an energy assistance agency as soon as possible.
If you need more time to pay the amount owed, we will work with you to establish a payment plan for your account. You can contact us Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 651-463-6212 or 1-800-874-3409, or email [email protected].
Contact one of the local services providers listed to the right.
If you need help to complete the application, please call: 1-800-657-3710
Yog tias koj xav tau kev pab los mus ua daim ntawv thov, thov hu rau: 1-800-657-3710
Haddii aad u baahan tahay caawimaad si aad u buuxiso arjigaga, fadlan wac: 1-800-657-3710
Si necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud, llame al 1-800-657-3710
Nếu quý vị cần giúp đỡ để hoàn thành đơn xin, vui lòng gọI: 1-800-657-3710
Cold Weather Rule Notification
Members can avoid disconnection or be eligible for reconnection between Oct. 1 and April 30 by following steps outlined by Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule. Your August bill statement included a Cold Weather Rule brochure with more information on program details and contact information for agencies that provide utility payment assistance.
Assistance for Military Service Personnel
If a member is ordered into active duty, for deployment or for a change of duty station, Minnesota law may protect these military personnel and their families from shutoff if they cannot pay their utility bills in full. Call 651-463-6212 to get an application and set up a payment plan. You must keep your payment plan to qualify for protection. For more information, please visit our Financial Assistance page.
Dakota Electric sends out Circuits monthly newsletter to our members each month. Inside, members can find valuable money- and energy-saving tips, special event details, news about Dakota Electric and electric utility industry information that may impact electric bills.
Dakota Electric Association
4300 220th Street West
Farmington, Minnesota 55024