Public Utilities Commission

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…

Xcel’s proposal to buy gas power plant in Mankato should be denied

Since the beginning of this year, CUB has been monitoring the proposal by Xcel Energy to purchase a 720-megawatt gas power plant in Mankato: the Mankato Energy Center (MEC). For over seven months, parties like CUB, the Department of Commerce, the Office of the Attorney General, the City of Minneapolis, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance,…

Xcel Energy rolling out two new electric vehicle pilots

In the coming weeks, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is expected to release its Order approving two of several electric vehicle pilot programs from Xcel Energy.  As many of you know, electric vehicle (EV) adoption is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.  These two pilots take on several challenges that have been identified…

News Release: CUB Announces Regulatory Partnership for Consumer Advocacy in Xcel Energy’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2019 Contact: Annie Levenson-Falk, annielf@cubminnesota.org, 612-568-5707 (cell)   Citizens Utility Board Announces Regulatory Partnership for Consumer Advocacy in Xcel Energy’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan Team of legal and technical experts will develop lowest-cost, cleanest energy path for one million Xcel consumers in Minnesota   [SAINT PAUL] The Citizens Utility Board…

CUB expects a busy and productive 2019

It’s just the end of January and we’re already off to a great start in 2019 and wanted to share with you some of the ways we’ll be helping consumers the whole year long. Outreach Events CUB plans to be as busy as ever providing educational programming across the state to help residential and small…

The Public Utilities Commission? What is that?

Recently, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has been in the news a lot.  Articles about the Commission (as the PUC is often referred) have graced local headlines across the state.  The Commission’s recent decisions on the Enbridge pipeline, Minnesota Power’s proposal to construct a new generation facility, and Governor-elect Walz’s opportunity to appoint a new…

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