Energy When You Need It Most.

TrueNorth's emPower heat and energy program assists people who are struggling to afford their utility and deliverable fuels bills in Michigan, helping them find ways to meet their needs.

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“Thanks … for helping me with my electric bill. I am a single mother of four and am struggling right now and you have no idea how much what you did means to me.”

Alger, Michigan

“We would like to thank you for the assistance you have given us during our time of need. You were quick to respond, and very helpful.”

Battle Creek, Michigan

“I really cannot thank you enough. I am so pleased that you were able to do so. It means a lot to me as I have no one else to turn to.”

Farwell, Michigan

“You helped us more than you’ll ever know.”

Ishpeming, Michigan

“I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. And thank you for the propane help.”

Manistee, Michigan

emPower works with people in all 83 Michigan counties. For 2016-2017, 10,313 households got help on 24,903 instances.

More than $11.5 million in payments were made through emPower to 356 utility companies and energy providers.

emPower is not currently taking applications. Because of high demand, we have reached capacity. You can look for us to resume in coming weeks. Applications are in process for anyone who has applied for help. Thanks for your patience,