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Minnesota Power rate increase request, public meetings delayed one month

Published April 7, 2020

Given the current COVID-19 state of emergency, the schedule for Minnesota Power’s rate increase request is being postponed for about a month. 

Late last year, Minnesota Power filed a request to increase customers’ rates, including a residential rate increase of 15 percent. Customers are currently paying an interim rate increase of 5.8 percent. (Customers will pay the interim rates until final rates are approved and placed on bills. If final rates are lower than the interim increase, customers will receive refunds with interest.)

Based on collaboration with Minnesota Power and other parties, the administrative law judge who is running Minnesota Power’s rate case has ordered a delay in the case. In particular, public hearings that had been scheduled for the week of May 4 are now slotted for June 9-12. The judge’s recommendations to the Public Utilities Commission will now be submitted on October 14. 

The PUC makes the final determination regarding any rate increase.

CUB is intervening in this rate case on behalf of residential consumers, and we will keep you up to date about any developments. 

Author: Annie Levenson-Falk

2 Responses to "Minnesota Power rate increase request, public meetings delayed one month"

  1. Giselle lyons Posted on May 5, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Is there some place that can help me pay my light bill off its 828 98 cents I’m single mother I don’t have money to pay it. Can you find someone to help me please 😥 thanks

  2. Annie Levenson-Falk Posted on May 6, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Giselle, we can help you figure that out. Hannah will send you a message on your Facebook conversation, or you can call us at 651-300-4701.

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