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Learning to Save Energy Early

Published October 28, 2019 Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and 48 public and private universities. Every year thousands of students flock to college campuses to pursue a higher education. While campuses create an atmosphere of community and is an environment for students to build relationships, they’re also significant energy users. Like many large facilities, campuses…

Why get a furnace or boiler tune-up? Let us break it down for you.

Why It’s Important to Get Your Heat Source Serviced During these cold winter months, consumers not only need to think about paying the bills, but making sure their heat-source keeps up with the cold temperatures. In general, there are three common ways to heat your home from a central heat source. They are as follows:…

Xcel customers: Get ready for a rate increase in the New Year

Back in the fall of 2017, we informed you about a multi-year rate increase approved for Xcel Energy electricity customers.  The first, and largest, portion of rate increases went into effect on October 1, 2017, and now it’s time to get ready for another round. Effective January 1, 2019, Xcel customers will face an increase…

University of Minnesota Off-Campus Housing Fair

Stop by the Citizens Utility Board table at the University of Minnesota Off-Campus Housing Fair on November 8 in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. The event takes place from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Stop by CUB’s table to: Ask questions about your utility bills Receive tips to save energy and money this winter and…

Pratt Community Education and Southeast Seniors Presentation

Would you like to save money on your energy bills and/or reduce your environmental impact? The Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota will be offering an educational presentation that will help you better understand your electric and natural gas bills, provide tips to reduce your energy usage, and outline programs to assist those who struggle to…

Consumer Spotlight: The Idsos’ energy efficient home

CUB staff were recently in Rochester giving a presentation to Mayo Clinic staff on energy efficiency. In the crowd was Ivan Idso, who, after the presentation was over, asked if CUB would like to join him for a tour of his uber efficient home a few minutes away in Rochester. Of course, CUB staff agreed….

Renter Resources

Translated Renter Resources Understand your responsibilities Depending on the property owner and whether you are renting an apartment or house, you may or may not be responsible for certain utility bills, such as natural gas. Often, a property owner will cover certain things like garbage and water. But, when it comes to gas and electric…

Xcel’s New Rates are Here

  Did anyone notice a change in their electric bills this month? If you’re an Xcel customer, your bill will look different. As of October 1, 2017, Xcel customers have new electric rates. Xcel estimates an average 8.0% increase for an average residential customer for this initial rate increase. Here is a quick summary of…

Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP)

November 21, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Community Emergency Assistance Programs is hosting the Citizens Utility Board at their Brooklyn Center location. Stop by the Citizens Utility Board table to get tips on how to save money on your energy bills this winter, ask us questions, and get advice.  Consider bringing your electric…

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