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Xcel withdraws general rate increase request, customers will see smaller increase in 2020

Published December 17, 2019 In November, Xcel requested permission to raise rates an average of 15.2% over three years. However, the utility agreed to withdraw its rate increase request last week. Instead, the Public Utilities Commission approved smaller increases to “true up” financial projections. Writing for the Star Tribune, Mike Hughlett reports: Xcel said that…

Book an event with CUB

Published December 16, 2019 Interested in saving energy and money this year? Start the year on a good note with energy saving tips, renewable energy options and ways to reduce your energy bills! We offer a variety of outreach events aimed at helping you, your co-workers or members of your community save money and energy….

CenterPoint Energy Proposes Rate Increase

Published December 2, 2019 In late October, CenterPoint Energy submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for the authority to increase rates for its natural gas customers.┬áCenterPoint Energy has indicated the rate increase is needed to help cover infrastructure-related expenses including maintenance and pipeline relocation due to local public works and road…

Winter tips: It just makes cents!

Published November 26, 2019 Winter is here and Minnesotans will soon be getting some of their highest energy bills of the season. The easy tips below will keep your home comfortable, while also keeping your electric and heating bills in check. Adjust your thermostat. The Department of Energy recommends setting the temperature at 68 degrees…

New report studies impacts of electric vehicle growth to Minnesota electricity customers

Published November 26, 2019 “Electrification of the transportation sector is imminent.” That is the opening statement of a report released today by research and consulting firm Synapse Energy Economics. The study, entitled “Making Electric Vehicles Work for Utility Consumers,” analyzes the impact that this transition to electric vehicles could have on Minnesotans through our electricity…