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CenterPoint, Xcel challenge decision forcing them to pay more of historic winter storm’s costs

November 9, 2022

Star Tribune

Mike Hughlett

Minnesota’s two largest gas utilities are challenging a state ruling prohibiting them from together charging consumers $55 million for costs incurred during a 2021 winter storm.

CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy on Tuesday asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to “reconsider” its August decision, which faulted the two utilities for their response to the storm.

Given that the PUC rarely rescinds its decisions, the move is likely a precursor to a challenge before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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Author: Hannah Hoeger

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