Energy burden is a measure of the percentage of a household’s income used to pay for energy, which is defined as 6% or higher by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Therefore, targeting Roseville’s energy-burdened households became important to the Energy Action Team when they discovered the extent of residents who struggle with this problem.
Roseville’s Energy Action Plan Goal: Engage 120 high and severely energy-burdened households annually through utility programs to assist residents most impacted by the costs of energy.
Ramsey & Washington Counties’ Energy Assistance Program
The Energy Assistance Program helps income-eligible households maintain affordable and continuous home energy. Services include bill payment assistance and energy crisis intervention in addition to a referral to the weatherization assistance program. Both homeowners and renters are eligible.
You can find more information and sign-up at caprw.org or call 651-645-6470.
Income-Qualified Home Energy Squad®
The Home Energy Squad® helps you learn about energy-saving opportunities for your home and installs materials on-the-spot. With this service, a two-person team will come to your home and complete tasks such as an insulation inspection, test for air leaks, replace inefficient light bulbs, and more. Free visits to income-qualified residents.
The Roseville EDA offers residents discounted visits, where the city pays half the cost ($50 off $100).
Go to the CEE website here to learn more or call 651-328-6220.
Minnesota Cold Weather Rule
Worried about service disconnection during the winter? The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule protects eligible residents from a disconnection that impacts their primary heating source from October 15th to April 15th each year. Additionally, income eligible customers are not required to pay more than 10% of their household income each month toward their Xcel Energy bill.
To learn more about this rule, you can visit Xcel Energy’s website here.
Other Featured Programs:
Still worried about home energy costs? You can find more information about Xcel Energy's energy-saving programs here.
You can also find various Home Improvement & Energy Assistance recommendations available to Roseville residents here.