CARE: Customer Affordability of Residential Electricity

Minnesota Power is pleased to offer the CARE program, which offers income-qualified households a discount on monthly electric bills. The CARE program is administered by Minnesota Power.

If you are LIHEAP-qualified (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), you are eligible for the CARE program electric bill discount!

Find out more about Energy Assistance and becoming LIHEAP eligible here.

Follow these steps to start saving money on your electric bill:

  1. Complete your LIHEAP application with your local energy assistance provider.

    Find your local energy assistance provider here.
  2. Call Customer Service at 1-800-228-4966 to apply for CARE over the phone, or fill out this online form . and submit via email.

    Paper applications can be mailed to:
    Minnesota Power
    ATTN Customer Service
    30 W Superior St
    Duluth, MN 55802

Please note: Once enrolled on the CARE rate you will remain enrolled until you are no longer LIHEAP qualified. Therefore, you will need to reapply for LIHEAP with your local energy assistance provider every year.


Income Requirements

Households with income at or below 50 percent of the state median income may qualify for LIHEAP. Eligibility is based on the three most recent months of income. View the EAP eligibility guidelines here.

What You Will Pay:

This chart shows your estimated monthly billing amounts and savings under the CARE program.

CARE Monthly Billing Amounts Chart

* Estimated monthly billing amounts include all items on bills (e.g., fuel adjustment, cost recovery rider adjustments, etc.) except sales tax and municipal franchise fees.

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