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Minnesota’s days of cheaper electricity seem numbered

Utility rate increases are poised to push Minnesota past the national average.  Star Tribune, November 16, 2019 Mike Hughlett Hefty rate hikes that Minnesota’s largest utilities are seeking could push the state’s electricity prices above the national average for the first time in years. Residential prices in Minnesota have been more expensive than for the…

Citizens Utility Board recommends these tips for saving energy this winter

November 8, 2019 Mankato KEYC Holly Bernstein MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — The Citizens Utility Board is recommending several tips for saving energy this winter. They recommend adjusting your thermostat to 68 degrees when you are awake and turning it down about 10 degrees while you are away or asleep. They also suggest opening the blinds…

Minnesota Power proposes 10.5% rate increase

November 1, 2019 Minnesota Star Tribune Brooks Johnson The average residential bill would increase by $11. DULUTH – Minnesota Power is asking state regulators for a 10.5% rate increase that would raise the average residential bill by more than $11 a month and small business power bills by $30 a month. The Duluth-based utility told the…

Xcel Energy seeks 3-year rate increase totaling 15.2%

November 1, 2019 Minnesota Star Tribune Mike Hughlett The utility’s proposal, which will be scrutinized by regulators, would cost its electricity customers an average of about $110 more per year by 2020. Xcel Energy wants Minnesotans to pay more for power. The utility’s rates would climb 15.2% over three years under a plan submitted to…

Xcel Energy working on Integrated Resource Plan

October 17, 2019 Mankato, Minnesota (KEYC) Holly Bernstein Xcel Energy is currently working on an Integrated Resource Plan, which determines how it will provide electricity to its customers for the next 15 years. For consumers, the plan maps out the source of their home electricity and how much energy comes from coal, gas, wind and solar power….

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