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Parties reach settlement limiting Xcel Gas rate increase 

Published July 2, 2024 In November 2023, Xcel filed a natural gas rate case in Minnesota, seeking to raise gas revenues by approximately $59 million, representing an average rate increase of 9.6 percent, and a 10.3 percent rate increase for residential customers.  Since then, parties to the rate case, including CUB, have intervened to analyze and…

Summer Savings: Tips to keep your energy bills low

Published June 20, 2024 Balancing comfort and cost isn’t always straightforward. Factors like rain, air quality, and humidity impact how we use energy to keep our homes comfortable. After the second wettest Spring in Minnesota history, humidity and wet-bulb temperatures will be a concern for Minnesotans’ comfort and health. As you acclimate to summer conditions,…

Public Utilities Commission approves Open Data Access Standards

Published June 18, 2024 CUB is happy to announce that the PUC granted final approval to implement Open Data Access Standards by making anonymized data available to qualifying entities. Now that the Standards are fully implemented, energy researchers will be able to more effectively analyze utility data and contribute valuable insights into how energy systems…

BlackRock, Canadian Pension Plan to co-own Minnesota Power – is that a good thing? 

Published June 12, 2024 On May 6, 2024, ALLETE, Inc. (the company that owns Minnesota Power), issued a press release announcing its plan to be acquired by two large, private investors: the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”) and Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”). Meanwhile, GIP is in the process of being acquired by BlackRock, the world’s largest…


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