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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….

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,…

October is Energy Awareness Month! How energy aware are you?

At the request of the Citizens Utility Board, Governor Dayton has declared October Energy Awareness Month in Minnesota.  With this proclamation, Governor Dayton is emphasizing the importance energy plays in our lives and in the economy of Minnesota.  It’s a great time for all of us to think about how and when we use energy….

CUB seeks state legislative services for 2019 legislative session

CUB is seeking legislative services to help us protect consumers and advance cost-effective, clean energy at the Minnesota Legislature in 2019. We are accepting proposals from individuals or firms to monitor activities during the 2019 session and assist staff to advance CUB’s agenda at the legislature. Successful candidates will have experience and strong relationships at…

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PUC decision expected on proposed Minnesota Power gas plant

At a meeting in Duluth on October 18, the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is expected to decide whether to grant Minnesota Power permission to construct a new gas power plant in Superior, Wisconsin, at a cost of approximately $350 million. It’s a public meeting; see details below on how to attend. Minnesota’s public utilities…

Energy Sucker or Energy Sipper? Learn More about Household Electronic Use

Consumers often ask us about the energy consumption of household electronics. Even though household electronics are a relatively small portion of your bill when compared to heating and cooling, that consumption can add up – even with the electronics are off. This article will inform you on your electronics consumption and highlight some opportunities for…

Apply Now for Help with Energy Bills

Energy Assistance Its that time of year again: cold weather is coming soon and so are heating bills. Are you struggling to keep up with your energy bills or expect to be? Homeowners and renters who meet income guidelines can apply for energy assistance. Energy Assistance is a grant that is paid directly to your…

Shifting Seasons: Fall Energy Tips

The shift of seasons is upon us.  The State Fair is over and kids are back at school.  Soon we’ll be turning the furnace instead of the air conditioner and closing windows instead of keeping them open. To help you keep bills reasonable during transition time as it starts to get colder, we’ve included some quick…

Welcome Joseph Pereira, CUB’s new Regulatory Director

CUB is very pleased to introduce Joseph Pereira, our new Regulatory Director. Joseph is taking on a new role in the organization, heading CUB’s advocacy for affordable, clean energy and consumer protection before the Public Utilities Commission. We’re thrilled to have Joseph’s talents on CUB’s team and to have the privilege of welcoming him back to his…

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