​​​​​Income-qualified programs

Helping our income-qualified customers save energy and money

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Energy-efficiency programs

Home Energy Squad

This natural gas and electric energy efficiency program is for you, whether you own or rent your home. You start with a free virtual visit (or phone visit), then receive a home visit that meets your needs and may include direct installation of low-cost energy efficiency measures. The home visit is free for low-income customers. (Home Energy Squad is delivered by Center for Energy and Environment (CEE).) To participate: call 651-328-6220              

Home Energy Squad


Provides a free home energy assessment to determine ways to improve homeowners’ comfort and energy efficiency.  Measures installed at no cost to income-qualified homeowners or renters may include: free attic and wall insulation, sealing of air leaks, plus repair or replacement of natural gas furnace (or boiler) and water heater. Services are provided through local agencies. Income Guidelines: Weatherization Assistance Program (W​AP) Income Guidelines​

Community action partnership information

Rental efficiency

Offers incentives for energy-saving improvements made by owners of one- to four-unit dwellings that house income-eligible renters. This shared-cost model provides a free energy audit and pays 50 percent of the cost for qualifying installed weatherization upgrades and high efficiency equipment replacements. ​Services are provided through our program partner, Energy Cents Coalition​.

Energy Cents Coalition website

Terms and conditions apply for all income eligible energy efficiency programs.  See each program for details.

Payment assistant programs

​​​​​​Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (L​IHEAP​)

This federally funded program helps pay heating costs for eligible customers. 

Learn more about LIHEAP

Gas Affordability Program (GAP)

CenterPoint Energy offers this program to help income-qualified Minnesota customers.

Learn more about GAP

United Way 2-1-1

CenterPoint Energy is a proud sponsor of the United Way and they can provide additional support. United Way 2-1-1 provides free and confidential health and human services for people in Minnesota. 

  • Call 2-1-1
  • Toll Free: 800-543-7709
  • Text your zip code to 898-211*
  • Visit the website:  211.UnitedWay.org