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MN Power customers likely to face $350 million in new costs for unneeded power plant

Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Minnesota Power’s petition for a new Nemadji Trail gas power plant in a 3-2 decision. As we’ve followed on this blog, none of the parties who weighed in on this case before the PUC found a need for the electricity that this plant would generate. In contrast,…

Get your home ready for winter heating

Well, winter came early in some parts of the state. Most of us have probably already had our furnaces turned on for about a month now, so it’s definitely time make sure your furnace or boiler will be in good working order all winter long. Here are a few pointers to help ensure you are…

Are you a community solar garden subscriber? Let us know

The Citizens Utility Board is continuously learning about energy consumers in Minnesota so we can assist them on energy matters to the best of our ability. With community solar programs becoming more popular, CUB staff would like to learn more about how people became involved with these programs and to better understand the customer experience….

Xcel proposes pilots to expand electric vehicle charging in Twin Cities

While driving around town nowadays you may have noticed more and more electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads, and you are not alone. Xcel Energy has also taken notice and is now looking to expand their services to support the growth of the EV market. Xcel has proposed a pilot to build out charging infrastructure…

Have an energy-related question or problem? CUB can help

As a consumer advocate, CUB guides residential and small business consumers on how to address a variety of energy-related questions and concerns.  In this blog, we’ll share some of the topics that people look to us for help.  We encourage you to reach out to us about these topics and others.  If we can’t help,…