Cold Weather Rule

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule (CWR) is a state law that protects residential utility customers from having electric or natural gas service shut off between October 1 and April 30. You are eligible for CWR protection even if you rent – the electricity or gas must be the primary heat source and the utility account must be in your name.

NOTE: The Cold Weather Law does not protect against winter shut-offs in all situations. If you receive a disconnection notice this winter, you must act PROMPTLY.