Customer Support

Minnesota 2016 Electric Rate Case

Supports clean, reliable and safe electricity, price predictability and customer options

We filed an application with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in Nov. 2015 for a three-year, $297.1 million, or about 9.8 percent, increase in electricity rates. This proposal included a rate plan to provide customers with more predictability and rate stability for a longer period of time than under a single-year rate request. The MPUC approved a Settlement Agreement in June 2017 that established a rate increase of $244.7 million or about 8.28 percent spread across four years.

There will be no increase to 2018 rates and we will provide notice with the 2019 increase. The current monthly customer charge remains the same with no change for 2016 through 2019.

A decoupling program began in Jan. 2016. The first decoupling surcharge or credit will appear as a line item on customer bills effective Oct. 1, 2017. The MPUC extended the pilot program from three to four years, ending in 2019.

State law allowed us to collect an interim (temporary) rate increase while the MPUC considered the rate request. The interim increase of $163.7 million annually for 2016 and 2017, or 5.5 percent, began on Jan. 1, 2016 and continued through Sept. 30, 2017. The final rate increase for 2017 was more than the interim rate amount collected in 2017. The 2016 over-collection with interest will be applied to the 2017 under-collected amount. Residential customers will receive an estimated refund, with interest, of 3.42 percent which includes the interim refund, a small credit resulting from the true-up of 2016 capital projects due to the timing of project completion, and our use of a deferred tax asset. A typical residential customer's refund will be about $3.33, which will appear on Oct./Nov. 2017 bills.

For more information about your new rate please see the customer bill insert notice titled New Minnesota Electric Rates - effective Oct. 1, 2017 below in the Additional Resources section.

Filing Documents

Volume 2A

Volume 2A - 1 of 5 - Policy and Multi Year Rate Plan - Chandarana Testimony (PDF) 826kB

Volume 2A - 2 of 5 - Multi Year Rate Plan - Burdick Testimony (PDF) 750kB

Volume 2A - 3 of 5 - Operations and Maintenance Cost Escalation Indices - Mothersole Testimony (PDF) 211kB

Volume 2A - 4 of 5 - Revenue Requirements - Heuer Testimony (PDF) 2,772kB

Volume 2A - 5 of 5 - Budgeting - Robinson Testimony (PDF) 2,094kB

Volume 2B

Volume 2B - 1 of 4 - Capital Structure - Van Abel Testimony (PDF) 8,991kB

Volume 2B - 2 of 4 - Return on Equity - Coyne Testimony (PDF) 1,623kB

Volume 2B - 3 of 4 - Cost Allocations - Dietenberger Testimony (PDF) 2,130kB

Volume 2B - 4 of 4 - Sales Forecast - Marks Testimony (PDF) 2,808kB

Volume 2C

Volume 2C - 1 of 5 - Nuclear Operations - O'Connor Testimony (PDF) 3,019kB

Volume 2C - 2 of 5 - Transmission - Benson Testimony (PDF) 2,221kB

Volume 2C - 3 of 5 - Energy Supply - Mills Testimony (PDF) 3,927kB

Volume 2C - 4 of 5 - Distribution - Block Testimony (PDF) 1,611kB

Volume 2C - 5 of 5 - Business Systems - Harkness Testimony (PDF) 3,850kB

Volume 2D

Volume 2D - 1 of 6 - Insurance - Miller Testimony (PDF) 832kB

Volume 2D - 2 of 6 - Property Taxes - Chapman Testimony (PDF) 1,079kB

Volume 2D - 3 of 6 - Customer Care and Bad Debt Expense - Gersack Testimony (PDF) 1,657kB

Volume 2D - 4 of 6 - Employee Expenses - O'Hara Testimony (PDF) 9,291kB

Volume 2D - 5 of 6 - Employee Compensation and Benefits - Lowenthal Testimony (PDF) 995kB

Volume 2D - 6 of 6 - Employee Pension and Benefits - Schrubbe Testimony (PDF) 4,193kB

Volume 2E

Volume 2E - 1 of 6 - Pension Investments - Tyson Testimony (PDF) 621kB

Volume 2E - 2 of 6 - Pension Investments - Inglis Testimony (PDF) 194kB

Volume 2E - 3 of 6 - Depreciation and Remaining Lives - Perkett Testimony (PDF) 7,994kB

Volume 2E - 4 of 6 - Decoupling - Peterson Testimony (PDF) 116kB

Volume 2E - 5 of 6 - Class Cost of Service Study - Peppin Testimony (PDF) 1,014kB

Volume 2E - 6 of 6 - Rate Design - Huso Testimony (PDF) 485kB

Volume 2F

Volume 2F - Proposed Tariffs (PDF) 2,512kB

Volume 3

Volume 3 - 01 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,014kB

Volume 3 - 02 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,357kB

Volume 3 - 03 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,608kB

Volume 3 - 04 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,623kB

Volume 3 - 05 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,241kB

Volume 3 - 06 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,123kB

Volume 3 - 07 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,445kB

Volume 3 - 08 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 879kB

Volume 3 - 09 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,603kB

Volume 3 - 10 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,138kB

Volume 3 - 11 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,003kB

Volume 3 - 12 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,749kB

Volume 3 - 13 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,409kB

Volume 3 - 14 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,978kB

Volume 3 - 15 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,626kB

Volume 3 - 16 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,998kB

Volume 3 - 17 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,998kB

Volume 3 - 18 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,580kB

Volume 3 - 19 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,018kB

Volume 3 - 20 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,547kB

Volume 3 - 21 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,844kB

Volume 3 - 22 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,980kB

Volume 3 - 23 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,175kB

Volume 3 - 24 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,742kB

Volume 3 - 25 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 6,602kB

Volume 3 - 26 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,374kB

Volume 3 - 27 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,132kB

Volume 3 - 28 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,741kB

Volume 3 - 29 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,136kB

Volume 3 - 30 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 2,758kB

Volume 3 - 31 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,022kB

Volume 3 - 32 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 2,863kB

Volume 3 - 33 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,777kB

Volume 3 - 34 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,130kB

Volume 3 - 35 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,008kB

Volume 3 - 36 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,773kB

Volume 3 - 37 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,995kB

Volume 3 - 38 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,261kB

Volume 3 - 39 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 4,277kB

Volume 3 - 40 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,802kB

Volume 3 - 41 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,336kB

Volume 3 - 42 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 5,090kB

Volume 3 - 43 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 3,917kB

Volume 3 - 44 of 44 - Required Information (PDF) 2,735kB

Volume 4A

Volume 4A - 01 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 1,752kB

Volume 4A - 02 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 5,067kB

Volume 4A - 03 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,240kB

Volume 4A - 04 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,386kB

Volume 4A - 05 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,449kB

Volume 4A - 06 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 5,588kB

Volume 4A - 07 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,745kB

Volume 4A - 08 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,792kB

Volume 4A - 09 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,993kB

Volume 4A - 10 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 1,303kB

Volume 4A - 11 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 2,341kB

Volume 4A - 12 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 3,926kB

Volume 4A - 13 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,608kB

Volume 4A - 14 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,475kB

Volume 4A - 15 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,240kB

Volume 4A - 16 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,321kB

Volume 4A - 17 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 3,909kB

Volume 4A - 18 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,299kB

Volume 4A - 19 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,561kB

Volume 4A - 20 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 4,871kB

Volume 4A - 21 of 21 - Test Year Workpapers Base Data (PDF) 3,551kB

Volume 4B

Volume 4B - 01 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 7,028kB

Volume 4B - 02 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,386kB

Volume 4B - 03 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 6,821kB

Volume 4B - 04 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 5,344kB

Volume 4B - 05 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 5,553kB

Volume 4B - 06 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,410kB

Volume 4B - 07 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,363kB

Volume 4B - 08 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,336kB

Volume 4B - 09 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 3,876kB

Volume 4B - 10 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 3,855kB

Volume 4B - 11 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,027kB

Volume 4B - 12 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 5,331kB

Volume 4B - 13 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 5,022kB

Volume 4B - 14 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,239kB

Volume 4B - 15 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,165kB

Volume 4B - 16 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 5,078kB

Volume 4B - 17 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 5,849kB

Volume 4B - 18 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,523kB

Volume 4B - 19 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 4,817kB

Volume 4B - 20 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 5,097kB

Volume 4B - 21 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 3,051kB

Volume 4B - 22 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 1,975kB

Volume 4B - 23 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 3,174kB

Volume 4B - 24 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 3,869kB

Volume 4B - 25 of 25 - Test Year Workpapers Adjustment (PDF) 1,251kB

Volume 6A

Volume 6A - 1 of 1 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 3,616kB

Volume 6B

Volume 6B - 01 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 5,211kB

Volume 6B - 02 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,,457kB

Volume 6B - 03 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,358kB

Volume 6B - 04 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,220kB

Volume 6B - 05 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,328kB

Volume 6B - 06 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,659kB

Volume 6B - 07 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,045kB

Volume 6B - 08 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,207kB

Volume 6B - 09 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,554kB

Volume 6B - 10 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,403kB

Volume 6B - 11 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,106kB

Volume 6B - 12 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,620kB

Volume 6B - 13 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,035kB

Volume 6B - 14 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,187kB

Volume 6B - 15 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,454kB

Volume 6B - 16 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,099kB

Volume 6B - 17 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,261kB

Volume 6B - 18 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,696kB

Volume 6B - 19 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,228kB

Volume 6B - 20 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,629kB

Volume 6B - 21 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,294kB

Volume 6B - 22 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,663kB

Volume 6B - 23 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,731kB

Volume 6B - 24 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,583kB

Volume 6B - 25 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,438kB

Volume 6B - 26 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,664kB

Volume 6B - 27 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 3,963kB

Volume 6B - 28 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,200kB

Volume 6B - 29 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,341kB

Volume 6B - 30 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,640kB

Volume 6B - 31 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,433kB

Volume 6B - 32 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,525kB

Volume 6B - 33 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,081kB

Volume 6B - 34 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,547kB

Volume 6B - 35 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,423kB

Volume 6B - 36 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,227kB

Volume 6B - 37 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,756kB

Volume 6B - 38 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,308kB

Volume 6B - 39 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,756kB

Volume 6B - 40 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,206kB

Volume 6B - 41 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,641kB

Volume 6B - 42 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,094kB

Volume 6B - 43 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,741kB

Volume 6B - 44 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,116kB

Volume 6B - 45 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,594kB

Volume 6B - 46 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,493kB

Volume 6B - 47 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,788kB

Volume 6B - 48 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,689kB

Volume 6B - 49 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 5,542kB

Volume 6B - 50 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,560kB

Volume 6B - 51 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,315kB

Volume 6B - 52 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,978kB

Volume 6B - 53 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 5,773kB

Volume 6B - 54 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,550kB

Volume 6B - 55 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,346kB

Volume 6B - 56 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,016kB

Volume 6B - 57 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 4,095kB

Volume 6B - 58 of 58 - Budget Documentation (PDF) 3,053kB

Supplemental Direct Testimony, Stipulation of Settlement, Rebuttal Testimony & Surrebuttal Testimony

Stipulation of Settlement

Stipulation of Settlement (PDF)

Additional Resources

New Minnesota Electric Rate - effective Oct. 1, 2017

Minnesota 2016 Interim Rates Insert (PDF)

Minnesota 2016 Electric Rate Case Public Hearing Notice (PDF)

Energy Saving Tip

Make sure to regularly change the air filters on your HVAC system (at least once per month). Old, clogged filters are far less efficient than new ones.

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