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Minnesota Gas Affordability Program

Great Plains Natural Gas Co.’s Gas Affordability Program (GAP)* is designed to help qualifying residential 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. If accepted into the GAP, customers can receive credits on their monthly natural gas bill.

GAP Benefits include:

  • Helping customers lower their monthly natural gas bills and pay past due balances.
  • Allowing participants who continue to make payments to avoid having their natural gas service shut-off.
  • Helping customers manage their budgets by providing flat monthly payments.

GAP Offers Qualifying Customers Two Types of Credit:

Monthly Affordability Credit for current natural gas charges: Your monthly natural gas charges will be averaged for the year. Qualifying customers will receive a monthly credit so your monthly current charges will not be more than 4% of your household income.

Matching GAP Installment Credit for past due natural gas charges: Great Plains will set up a GAP Installment Plan to help you pay off your past due bill over a period of up to 24 months. Each month you pay your GAP Installment amount, a matching GAP credit will be applied to your account. If you make your payment each month, you will be paying for only one-half of your past due balance.

For more information contact The Salvation Army at 888-733-8033.  To apply for the GAP fill out the following application and submit it to The Salvation Army.

Gas Affordability Program Application Form (pdf)

*GAP is offered under the Gas Affordability Program Tariff and is subject to annual regulatory review by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.