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Minnesota ends regulatory oversight of fixed fees for small, rural utilities

June 6, 2017 / Midwest Energy News By Frank Jossi The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will no longer oversee disputes over fixed charges on solar and small wind customers living largely in rural areas. Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed a jobs and energy omnibus bill that removes regulatory review of cases involving fixed charges administered…

Another electric rate hike?

May 26, 2017 / Duluth Budgeteer By Buddy Robinson If you are a Minnesota Power customer, your electric bill could go up greatly in less than a year. How much? For most people, the increase in their bills could be as much as $150 to $200 a year or more. If electricity is included in…

Renewable energy, consumer groups disappointed with energy bill

May 22, 2017 / MPR News By Elizabeth Dunbar The jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature contains several energy provisions that some stakeholder groups have opposed. Gov. Mark Dayton has not yet indicated whether he will sign it, though GOP leaders said they worked with the governor’s staff to find compromise language. Still, some groups,…