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, call MGU at 800-401-6402.

Annual income guidelines (2018-2019)

Number of Household Members 150% of Poverty Guidelines Maximum Income
1 $18,210
2 $24,690
3 $31,170
4 $37,650
5 $44,130
6 $50,610
7 $57,090
8 $63,570

*Add $6,480 for each additional household member.


WEC Energy Group