Winter Protection Plan

The Winter Protection Plan (WPP) protects both senior and low-income customers from disconnection and high energy bill payments during the winter months (Nov. 1 through March 31).

You qualify for the plan if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Are age 65 or older
  • Receive Department of Health and Human Services cash or food assistance, or Medicaid
  • Have a household income at or below 150 percent of federal poverty level guidelines

Eligible seniors participating in WPP are not required to make specific payments during the heating season.

Eligible low-income customers who participate in WPP need to make monthly payments equal to 7 percent of their estimated annual bill, November through March, to avoid service disconnection during that time.

At the end of the protection period, both low-income and seniors must pay off any money owed in installments between April and November.

For more information or to apply, call MGU at 800-401-6402.

Income Guidelines (2020 - 2021)

Number of Household Members 150% of Poverty Guidelines Maximum Income
1 $19,140
2 $25,860
3 $32,580
4 $39,300
5 $46,020
6 $52,740
7 $59,460
8 $66,180

*Add $6,720 for each additional household member.