Energy Burden

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 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.