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Getting Ready for Higher Summer Electric Rates

With the Memorial Day weekend comes the unofficial start to the Minnesota summer.  A few days later, on June 1, higher summer electric rates begin for Xcel customers and continue through September. (Lower winter rates are in effect from October through May.)  Residential electric rates go up in the summer to correspond with higher demand,…

Request a presentation – CUB is booking events for spring/summer

We love speaking with community groups about utility issues, and we do it at no charge. Providing free educational programs is one of primary missions. This is an interesting time for the energy sector and we want to help consumers sort through their choices. We can provide presentations on how to understand your utility bills,…

City of Eden Prairie Solar Power Hour Utility Bill Clinic

CUB will holding a Utility Bill Clinic in the City of Eden Prairie on Thursday, August 8.  The bill clinic is being offered in conjunction with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s (MREA) Solar Power Hour event. All events will be held at the Eden Prairie Community Center and are free and open to the public. …

City of Minnetonka Solar Power Hour Utility Bill Clinic

CUB will holding a Utility Bill Clinic in the City of Minnetonka on Thursday, August 8.  The bill clinic is being offered in conjunction with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s (MREA) Solar Power Hour event. All events will be held at the Minnetonka Community Center and are free and open to the public.  Here are…

City of Minnetonka Solar Power Hour Utility Bill Clinic

CUB will holding a Utility Bill Clinic in the City of Minnetonka on Tuesday, July 9.  The bill clinic is being offered in conjunction with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s (MREA) Solar Power Hour event. All events will be held at the Minnetonka Community Center and are free and open to the public.  Here are…

City of Oakdale Solar Power Hour Utility Bill Clinic

CUB will be holding a Utility Bill Clinic in the City of Oakdale on Thursday, August 5.  The bill clinic is being offered in conjunction with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s (MREA) Solar Power Hour event. All events will be held at the Oakdale City Hall in the City Council Chambers and are free and…

City of Maplewood Solar Power Hour Utility Bill Clinic

CUB will holding a Utility Bill Clinic in the City of Maplewood on Thursday, July 18.  The bill clinic is being offered in conjunction with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s (MREA) Solar Power Hour event. All events will be held at the Maplewood Community Center in Heritage Room A and are free and open to…

Xcel customers: Get ready for a rate increase in the New Year

Back in the fall of 2017, we informed you about a multi-year rate increase approved for Xcel Energy electricity customers.  The first, and largest, portion of rate increases went into effect on October 1, 2017, and now it’s time to get ready for another round. Effective January 1, 2019, Xcel customers will face an increase…

Consumer Spotlight: The Idsos’ energy efficient home

CUB staff were recently in Rochester giving a presentation to Mayo Clinic staff on energy efficiency. In the crowd was Ivan Idso, who, after the presentation was over, asked if CUB would like to join him for a tour of his uber efficient home a few minutes away in Rochester. Of course, CUB staff agreed….

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