Under state law, all electric utilities are required to collect fees to fund energy assistance programs. These programs are generally only available to persons below certain income thresholds.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources administers the state’s public benefits program for all utilities, except those that operate their own Commitment-to-Community program. For more information, on how to apply, please visit the Home Energy Plus website.
Electric Cooperatives with Commitment-to-Community energy assistance programs:
The state also administers a home weatherization assistance program for qualifying persons based on income. The goal of the weatherization program is to save energy by targeting households with an excessive energy burden and that are made up of elderly, handicapped and/or children under 6 years of age. For more information, including where to apply, click here.