Utility Bill Counseling

Falling behind on your utility and energy bills is not hopeless. Options to avoid having your electricity or gas disconnected can come from government assistance, nonprofit aid, and utility company programs.

Our Utility Bill Counseling Program is designed to empower Duluth residents by providing one-on-one counseling to discuss your energy-related needs and providing advice and referral services. Our program is available to anyone who meets these income guidelines.

Call us at 218-336-1038 or email at energy@ecolibrium3.org to get started.

Easy Actions to Energy Bill Help:

1.  Consult with the Eco3 Energy Team regarding your utility and energy bill.

2.  Apply to the Energy Assistance Program through AEOA and LIHEAP.

3.  Call your utility company to discuss energy assistance programs and payment plans.

4.  Get a free Home Energy Audit with Eco3 to understand your home’s energy use.

5.  Qualify for free Home Energy Upgrades with Eco3 including weatherization and air sealing.

6.  Enjoy your lower energy bill costs and more comfortable, temperature regulated home.

Partner Energy Resources



  • Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
  • Help with Eviction 218-748-7357

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Salvation Army


  • HeatShare Program
  • HeatShare Hotline 1-800-842-7279
  • Gas Affordability Program (GAP)

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Minnesota Power


  • Low Income Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • CARE Program (discounted rate)
  • Life Support Program
  • Cold Weather Rule (10/15-4/15)
  • Budget Billing and Payment Plans

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MN Dept of Commerce


  • Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Payment of Energy Bills
  • Help with Utility Disconnections
  • Heating System Repair or Replacement
  • COVID Rental Assistance

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Income Guidelines

Family Size Annual Gross Income Limit
1 $42,750
2 $48,850
3 $54,950
4 $61,050
5 $65,950
6 $70,850
7 $75,750
8 $80,600