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Keeping our eye on Integrated Resource Planning

It’s been two months since Xcel Energy submitted its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).  Over the last 60 days, CUB and several other parties have had a chance to give the plan a good once (twice, three times) over. The plan brings to light, once again, the amazing transition Minnesota’s…

Welcome Hannah Hoeger, CUB’s new Outreach and Communications Coordinator

CUB is excited to welcome Hannah Hoeger, the newest member of our team. Hannah joined the Citizens Utility Board in September 2019 as the organization’s Outreach and Communications Coordinator. Before coming to CUB, Hannah worked at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources within their Outreach and Communications Division, where she provided answers to stakeholders on…

Renters tips to save energy and money

When renting an apartment or home it is important to consider the utilities you need to pay for in addition to your rent. Here are some general tips to help you get prepared when your utility bill comes in.  Find out what you are responsible for. Renters are often expected to sign up and pay…

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CUB petitions PUC to unleash consumer energy data in the public interest

Today, CUB filed a formal request that the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) set rules to make electricity data available for research and analysis that can reduce waste, save consumers money, and cut emissions.   CUB’s request for Open Data Access Standards CUB has asked the PUC to adopt Open Data Access Standards that would allow…

Engaging Twin Cities Communities in Energy

Helping individuals better understand their energy choices is a major part of CUB’s work.  Because it is a big task to share information, partnerships are critically important in spreading the word about existing programs and options.  Additionally, it’s important to always look for ideas to improve program offerings that will help individuals in a meaningful…

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