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CUB recommends that the PUC approve Xcel’s Payment Plan Credit Proposal

Published December 1, 2020 Xcel Energy has proposed a program to forgive unpaid utility bills of Minnesota customers who are among the farthest past-due on their bills.  The proposal, initially filed as a part of Xcel’s proposals for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, would forgive 75 percent of the unpaid bills for customers who…

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Welcome new board members: Robert Blake, Sandra Boone, and Aimee Witteman

Published November 30, 2020 Please help CUB welcome the newest members of our board of directors. We are grateful to Robert, Sandra, and Aimee for their commitment and very fortunate to have their leadership and experience as a part of CUB’s team. Robert Blake is the owner of Solar Bear, a solar installation company located…

Stories from energy consumers struggling during COVID-19

Published November 9, 2020 Think of all the things in your home that run on electricity: Your fridge, stove, oven, washing machine, dryer, coffee maker, microwave, water heater, private water well, furnace fan, your heat, fans, air conditioning, internet service, cell phone charger, TV, gaming systems, computer, printer, lights, and more.       Now, think about what…

Xcel Flex Pricing Pilot underway

Published November 5, 2020 On November 1, Xcel launched its two-year Flex Pricing Pilot program in parts of south Minneapolis and Eden Prairie and parts of surrounding communities. Approximately 10,000 customers will take part in the pilot. This program, previously described as a time-of-use rate pilot, was originally scheduled to start on April 1, 2020,…

Winter energy saving tips

Published November 5, 2020 Winter came a bit earlier than normal this year, so sorry if this feels a little late. Usually, we don’t want to jinx it by posting winter tips before November!  You are probably tired of thinking and talking about how unusual this year has been —  I know I am. Well,…