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Xcel files request to increase revenues 20 percent

Published November 3, 2020 Xcel Energy has filed a request with the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to increase electric rates in Minnesota. Xcel is requesting a 20 percent increase in total revenues over three years. Residential customers would see a 14 percent increase in the first year, 1.5 percent in the second year, and…

Minnesota Power customers will get refunds after utility resolves, PUC approves revised rate increase request

Published June 9, 2020 Last Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) unanimously approved a resolution to Minnesota Power’s rate increase request that will result in immediate refunds for customers. The utility, which provides power to Duluth and parts of northeast, north-central, and central Minnesota, had originally requested a large rate increase, including a 15%…

Minnesota Power proposal to withdraw rate increase request could result in immediate savings for customers

Published April 23, 2020 Today, Minnesota Power filed a request to immediately reduce customer bills, to soon refund approximately $12 million to customers, and to withdraw its pending request for a rate increase. The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the circumstances surrounding Minnesota Power’s earlier rate increase request. In November, Minnesota Power filed a request…

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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