Local

State Questioning Xcel’s Bill Increase

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 17, 2014
  2. Downtown Cubicle Turned Into Holiday Cabin
  3. Officer-Involved Shooting, Chase Shuts Down I-694
  4. Threats Of Violence Cancel 'Interview' Premiere
  5. WCCO Archives: A 1993 Trip To Cuba

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The state said Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.

Customers’ bills went up more than 10 percent last month — or about 8 dollars a month on average.

Xcel said that money is needed to pay for $285 million in upgrades to power poles and plants.

But the Commerce Department said the energy company could get by with about 1/3 of that, and said Xcel overstated costs.

Public hearings start next week, and if the utilities commission decides the rate hike is too much, customers could get refunds.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,356 other followers