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Xcel Energy Flex Pricing Pilot Postponed

Published March 30, 2020 Xcel Energy had planned to start a pilot program testing time-of-use rates for certain customers in Minneapolis and Eden Prairie on April 1. However, given the current situation, Xcel is postponing the pilot. The postponement means that all pilot participants will remain on their current electric pricing plan until further notice….

Minnesota utilities suspending disconnections during COVID-19

This page is no longer being updated. For the latest information, visit https://cubminnesota.org/shutoff/ or contact us. Published March 16, 2020. Updated May 19, 2:24 p.m. CUB is asking all utilities to ensure customers are turned on, even people who can’t meet minimum payments right now. We are also asking the State of Minnesota leaders for…

Schools and Renewable energy: A Smart Combination

Published March 9, 2020 Solar energy is becoming a popular investment for Minnesota cities and counties. With the great opportunity to utilize school rooftops, fields and parking lots, some schools have installed solar, and others are showing interest in investing in renewable energy.  For schools, solar can provide potential cost savings, offer a learning experience…

Spring Energy Tips

Published March 9, 2020 It’s been a pretty mild winter. We were a little hesitant to post this blog knowing there still could be snowstorms in our future! Such is spring in Minnesota. It’s a mix of weather, so our tips below reflect that. Concentrate on managing your thermostat (up or down) to manage your energy use…

Update from the Minnesota legislature

Published March 2, 2020 Good morning from St. Paul! The legislature has been in session for two and a half busy weeks, and here is an update on some important energy issues that we are tracking so far. Energy conservation opportunities for rural Minnesotans CUB is advocating for a conservation program that will ensure that…