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Seasonal Energy Assistance Available for New Richmond Utility Customers


New Richmond Utilities reminds customers in need that resources are available to help them and their families stay safe during the winter.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

New Richmond Utilities participates in the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP), which is funded through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. WHEAP assists individuals and families that need help paying residential heat and electric bills during the winter months.

In addition to regular heating and electric assistance, specialized services include:

  • Emergency fuel assistance,
  • Counseling for energy conservation and energy budgets,
  • Pro-active co-payment plans,
  • Targeted outreach services,
  • Emergency furnace repair and replacement.
Services are provided locally through county social services offices, tribal governments and private non-profit or other government agencies. Applications will be accepted Oct. 1 - May 15 each year. For more information, call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947).

Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program

The Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WisWAP) provides services to help low-income homeowners and renters reduce energy use and lower utility bills. Services are administered by local Community Action Agencies and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit Home Energy Plus or call 1-866-432-8947 (toll free).