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Alliant Energy Minnesota's Gas Affordability Program is designed to help qualifying customers lower their monthly gas bills and pay past due balances. To qualify for the program, customers must have received a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant for the current heating season. (View eligibility guidelines.) If accepted into the program, customers can receive credits on their monthly natural gas bill.
The Gas Affordability Program (GAP) offers the following benefits:
The Gas Affordability Program (GAP) offers two types of credit:
1. A monthly GAP Affordability Credit for current natural gas charges.
A customer’s monthly natural gas charges will be estimated based on their annual natural gas bill divided by 12 months. The gas charges are then averaged to provide the same flat monthly bill amount for current charges. The flat monthly amount for current natural gas charges will not exceed 4% of a customer's annual household income.
2. A GAP Installment Credit for any past due natural gas charges on a customer's account.
If there is a past due balance remaining, we will set up a GAP Installment Plan to help the customer pay off their past due bill over 24 months. Each month the customer pays their full GAP Installment amount towards their past due balance, their account will be credited. This arrears pay down credit will be applied after Alliant Energy receives a customer’s GAP payment.
Please, note that for this program, the total amount of current and past due charges will be capped so that payments do not exceed 4% of annual household income. If, after calculating a customer’s monthly payment, it is determined that their payment is already less than 4% of their annual household income, we will notify the customer that no program benefit will be gained by their participation in the program.
This program is only available for customers in Minnesota. Please contact Alliant Energy at 800-255-4268 for more information.