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Xcel Energy Proposes Electricity Rate Increase

Published November 18, 2019 Xcel Energy has submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) for the authority to increase rates for its electric service customers. In its request, Xcel has asked the Commission to allow the utility to increase rates and service charges to cover proposed additional revenues of $466…

Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort Update

Published November 1, 2019 In August we shared information about a special project called the Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort.  CUB is part of a team partnering with a number of organizations including several neighborhood-based community groups to improve knowledge of existing energy efficiency programs and improve program offerings.   The Cohort had a busy and…

Dakota Electric Association Proposes Electricity Rate Increase

Published November 1, 2019 Dakota Electric Association, serving parts of Scott, Dakota, Rice, and Goodhue counties, has submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) for the authority to increase rates for its electric service customers. In its request, Dakota has asked the Commission to allow the utility to increase rates…

Learning to Save Energy Early

Published October 28, 2019 Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and 48 public and private universities. Every year thousands of students flock to college campuses to pursue a higher education. While campuses create an atmosphere of community and is an environment for students to build relationships, they’re also significant energy users. Like many large facilities, campuses…

Keep Your Heat On this Winter: The Cold Weather Rule and Energy Assistance

Published October 20, 2019 While winter is technically a few months away, we all know it’s closer than that, and it’s time to get prepared. Households who struggle to pay their winter energy bills may be at risk for getting their heat shut off. Important protections and programs go into effect in October to help…