Are you having trouble making your electric bill? During the winter months, you may be protected from disconnection through the Cold Weather Rule; in the summer months, the Extreme Heat Law may also apply.
No matter the time of year, REA always works with members to prevent their electric service from being disconnected. Members with past-due accounts should contact our office to work out a payment schedule with us. We don’t want to interrupt service to any member, but in a cooperative, all members are affected when any bill remains unpaid. If bills remain unpaid, this amount must be absorbed by members who faithfully pay their bills each month. Members must contact REA at 1-800-473-1722 to make payment arrangements.
COVID-19 Relief Through Energy Assistance Program
The Minnesota Energy Assistance program has released revised income guidelines.
Program extension effective April 1, 2020.
|Application Signature Month||Provided month of income proof|
|April 2020||March 2020|
|May 2020||April 2020|
|June 2020||May 2020|
|Number of Household Members||Gross Income = 1 month:|
Additional household sizes and income levels please contact your community action partnership.
Applications must be received or post marked by July 1, 2020.
Energy Assistance Providers Serving REA Members
West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc
(Serving Douglas, Grant, Pope and Stevens Counties)
218-685-4486 or 1-800-492-4805
Todd County Social Services
320-732-4516 or 1-888-838-4066
Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc.
(Serving Otter Tail County)
218-847-1385 – Detroit Lakes
218-739-3011 – Fergus Falls
If you are unable to pay your electric bill during times when either Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule or Extreme Heat Law apply, please fill out an inability to pay application and send it to Runestone Electric Association, 6839 Power Lane SW, Alexandria, MN 56308 or via email.
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For more information, contact Runestone Electric Association.