CenterPoint Energy is reminding its customers about Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule which goes into effect soon.

“It protects Minnesotans who experience difficulty paying their heating bills by preventing disconnection of their natural gas service during the winter heating season.”

CenterPoint’s Ross Corson says that under the Cold Weather Rule, customers are required to set up a payment plan with their utility to prevent disconnection of their service. The rule is in effect from October 1st through April 30th. For more information, contact your utility provider.