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Energy Assistance Programs

Electric Assistance

If you’ve received your electricity from Central Wisconsin Electric Co-op for six months or longer and your gross household income meets the guidelines shown below you may be eligible for assistance.  Electric assistance is an annual benefit payment.  The amount of assistance varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income and annual electric costs.    

To apply please submit verification of your income along with a statement indicating how many are in the household.  Acceptable forms of income verification are:

  1. Most recent tax return
  2. Copy of a bank statement showing direct deposit amount
  3. Most recent pay stub

If approved, assistance will be done as a credit to your electric account.  Please contact the co-op for more information.


Crisis Assistance

A co-op household may be eligible for crisis assistance if the family has experienced a tragedy that has placed a financial burden on the family.  Additional funds for these families may be available through the co-op’s Operation Round Up program.  Please contact the co-op for more information on crisis assistance.

Heating and Weatherization Assistance

If your gross household income meets the guidelines set below you may be eligible to receive home heating assistance through Wisconsin’s Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).  If you meet WHEAP income eligibility guidelines, you may also qualify for assistance in furnace repair or replacement, caulking, weather-stripping and insulation.  For more information on the WHEAP Program and how to apply, please contact the appropriate county agency listed below.

County                       Agency                                            Telephone Number
Marathon             Energy Services, Inc                      715-842-3111
Outagamie           Energy Services, Inc                      800-735-0010
Portage               Energy Services, Inc                      715-344-5999
Shawano             Dept. of Human Services                715-526-4740
Waupaca             Energy Services, Inc                      715-258-6820


HOUSEHOLD     ONE                           THREE                           ANNUAL
SIZE                MONTH                       MONTH                          INCOME

1                     2,181.00                      6,544.00                      26,174.00
2                     2,852.00                      8,557.00                      34,228.00
3                     3,524.00                    10,571.00                      42,282.00
4                     4,195.00                    12,584.00                      50,336.00
5                     4,866.00                    14,597.00                      58,389.00
6                     5,537.00                    16,611.00                      66,443.00
7                     5,663.00                    16,988.00                      67,953.00
8                     5,789.00                    17,366.00                      69,463.00

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