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. Regardless of your electric utility, if you heat with electricity you may still be eligible for the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). For more information visit the Home Energy Plus website.
Electric Cooperatives with Commitment-to-Community Energy Assistance Programs:
|Bayfield Electric Cooperative
|Riverland Energy Cooperative
|Dunn Energy Cooperative
|Rock Energy Cooperative
|Jackson Electric Cooperative
|St. Croix Electric Cooperative
|Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services
|Washington Island Electric Cooperative
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 click here.