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Minnesota Power rate increase request, public meetings delayed one month

Published April 7, 2020 Given the current COVID-19 state of emergency, the schedule for Minnesota Power’s rate increase request is being postponed for about a month.  Late last year, Minnesota Power filed a request to increase customers’ rates, including a residential rate increase of 15 percent. Customers are currently paying an interim rate increase of…

Managing household energy use during unusual times

Published March 30, 2020 Things have changed a lot since we posted out light-hearted Spring Energy Saving Tips earlier this month. We recognize we’re all under a lot of stress right now. CUB is here to help consumers who are worried about their household energy bills. Hopefully, we can play a role in reducing some…

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This page is no longer being updated.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 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…

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