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Keeping our eye on Integrated Resource Planning

September 6, 2019 It’s been two months since Xcel Energy submitted its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).  Over the last 60 days, CUB and several other parties have had a chance to give the plan a good once (twice, three times) over. The plan brings to light, once again, the…

Welcome Hannah Hoeger, CUB’s new Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Published September 4, 2019 CUB is excited to welcome Hannah Hoeger, the newest member of our team. Hannah joined the Citizens Utility Board in September 2019 as the organization’s Outreach and Communications Coordinator. Before coming to CUB, Hannah worked at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources within their Outreach and Communications Division, where she provided…

Renters tips to save energy and money

Published August 28, 2019 When renting an apartment or home it is important to consider the utilities you need to pay for in addition to your rent. Here are some general tips to help you get prepared when your utility bill comes in.  Find out what you are responsible for. Renters are often expected to…

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CUB petitions PUC to unleash consumer energy data in the public interest

Published August 6, 2019 Today, CUB filed a formal request that the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) set rules to make electricity data available for research and analysis that can reduce waste, save consumers money, and cut emissions. CUB’s request for Open Data Access Standards CUB has asked the PUC to adopt Open Data Access Standards…