Minnesota Power to Cut Industrial Rates, Raise Residential and Commercial Costs

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) on September 15 approved a proposal filed by Minnesota Power on June 30 (Docket No. E015/M-16-564) to provide lower electric rates, the utility claims, for “Minnesota industrial companies that are uniquely exposed to global competitive pressures.”

Otter Tail Power Files for Higher Electric Rates

Otter Tail Power (OTP) –  an investor-owned electric utility that provides service 61,100  residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Minnesota – filed a request (Docket No. E017/GR-15-1033) on February 16 with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for authority to increase retail electric rates in … Read more…

Minnesota Power Loses Round One in Rate Case

On February 11, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) denied a request, filed by Minnesota Power (Docket No. E015/M-15-984) last November 17, “to ensure competitive electric rates for energy-intensive trade-exposed [EITE] customers.” Approval of the request would have offer economic relief to large, industrial customers … Read more…

Rates to Seesaw in Favor of Industrial Customers in Northern Minnesota

In February, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is due to rule on a request, filed by Minnesota Power (Docket No. E015/M-15-984) last November 17, “to ensure competitive electric rates for energy-intensive trade-exposed [EITE] customers.” Approval of the request would offer economic relief to large, industrial … Read more…

Minnesota PUC Grants Interim Rate Hike to Xcel, Suspends Final Decision

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a $167.3 million, or 5.5 percent, interim rate increase (Docket No. E-002/GR-15-826) for Northern States Power Company d/b/a Xcel Energy on December 10, to be effective on January 1– but rejected, at least for the time being, an … Read more…

Xcel Asks for Multi-Year Rate Hike in Minnesota to Total $297 Million

Xcel Energy filed an application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on November 2 (Docket 115-826), seeking to increase electric rates by means of a three-year multiyear rate plan (MYRP ) in order “to reflect the current cost of providing service to our customers,” … Read more…

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