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CenterPoint, Xcel challenge decision forcing them to pay more of historic winter storm’s costs
November 9, 2022 Star Tribune Mike Hughlett Minnesota’s two largest gas utilities are challenging a state ruling prohibiting them from together charging consumers $55 million for costs incurred during a 2021 winter storm. CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy on Tuesday asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to “reconsider” its August decision, which faulted the two utilities…
Home heating costs in Minnesota expected to increase dramatically this winter
October 12, 2022 MinnPost Brian Lambert This from MPR’s Kirsti Marohn, “Fuel prices are on the rise, and that means most Minnesotans will be paying considerably more to keep their homes warm this winter. Whether you use natural gas to heat your home — as about two-thirds of Minnesotans do — or some other energy source,…
Utilities may not charge Minnesotans for entire cost of 2021 winter storm, regulators say
August 11, 2022 Minnesota Reformer Max Nesterak The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decided Thursday that three of the state’s largest gas utilities may not charge customers for the entire cost of gas during the 2021 winter storm that sent prices surging and froze critical gas infrastructure in Texas and Oklahoma. No related posts.
Minnesota consumers will pay $600M in extra costs from February 2021 storm
August 11, 2022 Star Tribune Mike Hughlett Minnesota utility regulators Thursday faulted the state’s gas providers for their response to a February 2021 storm, prohibiting them from passing down nearly $60 million in costs to consumers. No related posts.
Minnesota regulators hear final arguments from utilities on February 2021 storm costs
August 4, 2022 Star Tribune Mike Hughlett The Public Utilities Commission will make a final decision next week on whether the utilities can pass $660 million in costs to ratepayers. Read more. No related posts.