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Welcome Brandon Crawford, CUB’s new regulatory advocate

Brandon joined the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota in June 2021 as a summer legal intern and has since joined CUB full-time as a Policy and Regulatory Advocate. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in May 2022 with a concentration in Environmental and Energy Law. While in law school, Brandon helped draft…

Otter Tail Power to offer affordability discount to qualifying customers

Published July 26, 2022 Otter Tail Power will soon offer an electricity bill discount to income-qualified customers after the company’s proposal was approved by the Public Utilities Commission last week. With this approval, all of Minnesota’s investor owned utilities will now offer affordability programs for customers with low incomes.  Otter Tail’s program, called Uplift, will…

Tips and safety during power outages 

Published July 12, 2022 Summer and winter can both bring unpredictable weather, and Minnesota has its fair share of sudden thunderstorms, snowstorms, and high winds that can damage electrical lines. Power outages can be stressful, uncomfortable, and even dangerous. Here are some tips to prepare for and safely navigate power outages. If you or someone…

Cryptocurrency mining’s risk to Otter Tail’s ratepayers

Published July 11, 2022 In September 2021, the North Dakota Public Service Commission approved a service agreement to provide energy for a new cryptocurrency mining facility in Jamestown, North Dakota. However, this new facility will become Otter Tail Power’s second largest customer and will draw twice as much energy as the entire city that it…

Beat the summer heat with energy savings

Published June 27, 2022 Minnesota summers are hot, humid, and sometimes unbearable. Households might find themselves struggling to keep cool and balance high energy bills. For those concerned about their energy bills, it’s more important than ever to work to manage your usage while staying comfortable. We’ve provided some tips to help you manage your…

Welcome Akia Vang, CUB’s new outreach intern

Published June 1, 2022 Akia recently finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management. He will be returning to back to campus this fall as an incoming student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program. He most recently was a…

Centerpoint Energy earnings report reveals $1.3 billion gain from deal with Texas company that benefited from 2021 gas price spike

Published June 1, 2022 Earlier this year, CUB released a white paper outlining concerns we had about a merger involving CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (the Texas-based parent company of Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility) and another Texas-based gas company, Energy Transfer. CenterPoint’s earnings reports have now revealed that, as a result of the merger, CenterPoint Energy,…

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