Public Utilities Commission

CenterPoint Energy rates will increase January 1

Published December 17, 2019 CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas rates will increase by 5.8% beginning on January 1, 2020. This reflects an interim rate increase approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) earlier this month. CenterPoint has requested permission to increase its rates on a permanent basis by an average of 6.8% across all customer types….

Minnesota Power rates will increase January 1

Published December 17, 2019 Minnesota Power electricity rates will increase by 5.8% beginning on January 1, 2020. This reflects an interim rate increase approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) earlier this month, and is lower than the interim increase of 7.7% that Minnesota Power had requested. Minnesota Power (MP) has requested permission to increase…

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. CenterPoint 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…

Dakota Electric Association Proposes Electricity Rate Increase

Dakota Electric Association, serving parts of Scott, Dakota, Rice, and Goodhue counties, has submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) for the authority to increase rates for its electric service customers. In its request, Dakota has asked the Commission to allow the utility to increase rates and service charges to…

Xcel Energy working on Integrated Resource Plan

October 17, 2019 Mankato, Minnesota (KEYC) Holly Bernstein Xcel Energy is currently working on an Integrated Resource Plan, which determines how it will provide electricity to its customers for the next 15 years. For consumers, the plan maps out the source of their home electricity and how much energy comes from coal, gas, wind and solar power….

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PUC denies Xcel’s request to purchase gas power plant

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has unanimously denied Xcel’s request to purchase the Mankato Energy Center power plant. The PUC agreed with CUB that Xcel failed to show that spending $650 million was in the public interest and, crucially, that the utility was attempting to sidestep crucial regulatory processes in place to protect consumers from…

Keeping our eye on Integrated Resource Planning

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 amazing transition Minnesota’s…

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