heating assistance


The early blast of winter gives an opportunity for Wisconsin Public Service to remind customers about heating assistance and the winter utility moratorium.

Spokesperson Matt Cullen says energy assistance applications now are being accepted by the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).

"....we would like to remind our customers to see if they are eligible to receive energy assistance as colder temperatures and the winter heating season begins. Energy assistance benefits come at no charge and they cover heating and electric cost and emergency needs...."

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The furnaces are coming on as the colder weather settles in, and officials at Wisconsin Public Service are asking low-income residents to apply for energy assistance funds.

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program helps people pay winter heating bills. Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson Leah Van Zile says if you should check your household eligibility....


Low-income residents in the Northwoods can begin applying for heating assistance funds.

Wisconsin Public Service spokesperson Leah VanZile says the enrollment period for those eligible is open...

".....October is the month where energy assistance start to be available. Customers can apply at typically Social Services departments or NEWCAP depending on your county. These funds are available until they run out...."


  As winter drags on, Wisconsin Public Service reminds customers that heating assistance money is still available.  Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Service says many low income people are  feeling the  pinch of a record-setting cold winter....  

Before Winter, Make Sure the Heat is On

Oct 9, 2013

With winter on its way, the Public Service Commission is telling residents who may be behind on utility payments to get connected.  

Starting November 1st, there is a moratorium on utility shutoffs – that means companies can’t cut off service until mid-April, even if customers don’t pay their bills.  But PSC spokesperson Carrie Templeton says for that rule to apply, you must start off the season as a customer in good standing.