Xcel should be held accountable for delays in connecting customers’ solar arrays

Published August 20, 2020 Rooftop solar has been gaining popularity in Xcel’s service territory in recent years. Xcel customers who install solar arrays on their homes or businesses receive credits on their bill for production that exceeds their use and may be eligible to receive other incentives and tax credits; however, these bill credits and…

Update on Minnesota Power’s request to delay its Integrated Resource Plan filing

Published August 4, 2020 Last month I wrote about CUB’s comments filed with the Public Utilities Commission (the “Commission”) in Docket 16-664 recommending that the Commission deny Minnesota Power’s (the “Company”) request to extend the deadline for its Integrated Resource Plan (“IRP”). As noted in our comments, the Company’s IRP filing deadline had been extended twice…

Now hiring: Paid part-time communications and outreach intern

Published August 4, 2020 CUB is seeking a motivated intern to support our communications and outreach programs. The intern will assist with CUB’s communications strategies, support CUB’s outreach events, help people analyze and understand their electric and gas bills, how to reduce energy waste and save money, and their options for renewable energy. It’s a…

Prepare now for heating with delivered fuel

Published July 24, 2020 Thinking about how you are going to heat your home this winter? Maybe not. After all, it’s still the middle of a hot summer! At CUB we think about heating and cooling all year long, so we can help you plan ahead. Just over 12 percent of Minnesotans heat their home…

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PUC advances CUB framework to enable energy data to be used in the public interest

Published July 22, 2020 Last Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) took steps to make electricity data available for research and analysis that can reduce waste, save consumers money, and cut emissions. We are pleased by this step and are confident that the ongoing effort the PUC has set up will provide critical data…

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