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Resource Adjustment


The Resource Adjustment reflects energy initiative expenses and is shown as a line item on your bill. This includes the following six electric and three gas riders, which the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission reviews annually.

Minnesota Rate Rider Descriptions (PDF)

Electric Riders

Electric Riders

Electric Riders

Effective Date

$/kWh

Transmission Cost Recovery Jan. 1, 2022  
   Residential   $0.003614
   Commercial (non-demand)   $0.003191
   Demand Billed   $0.984/kW
Conservation Improvement Program Adj. Oct. 1, 2021 $0.003521
Renewable Development Fund Rider

Apr. 1, 2022

$0.000902
State Energy Policy Jan. 1, 2014 $0.000000
Renewable Energy Standard Cost Recovery Apr. 1, 2022 $9.7655
Mercury Cost Recovery Jan. 1, 2011 -

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approves monthly fuel rates for calendar year, shown in the Commission-Approved Rates column below. For some months, there may be a true-up factor applied to adjust for prior period over- or under-collection.  For those months, the Fuel Cost Charge column has been adjusted to account for the amount listed in the True-Up Factor column.  The amounts shown in the Fuel Cost Charge column will be shown on a separate line on your monthly bill.

(Tables last updated 07/08/2022)

Residential Customers

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02597   $0.02597
February $0.03066   $0.03066
March  $0.03268   $0.03268
April  $0.03256   $0.03256
May  $0.03453   $0.03453
June  $0.03979

 

$0.03979
July  $0.03392  $0.00384 $0.03776
August  $0.03386  $0.00392 $0.03778
September  $0.03328  $0.00791 $0.04119
October  $0.03116  $0.00810 $0.03926
November  $0.02891  $0.00833 $0.03724
December  $0.02662  $0.00761 $0.03423

C&I Non-Demand

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02630   $0.02630
February $0.03104   $0.03104
March  $0.03309   $0.03309
April  $0.03297   $0.03297
May  $0.03496   $0.03496
June  $0.04029   $0.04029
July  $0.03435  $0.00388 $0.03823
August  $0.03428  $0.00397 $0.03825
September  $0.03369  $0.00801 $0.04170
October  $0.03155  $0.00820 $0.03975
November  $0.02927  $0.00843 $0.03770
December  $0.02696  $0.00771 $0.03467

C&I Demand Non-Time of Day

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02548   $0.02548
February $0.03008   $0.03008
March  $0.03206   $0.03206
April  $0.03194   $0.03194
May  $0.03387   $0.03387
June  $0.03903   $0.03903
July  $0.03328  $0.00376 $0.03704
August  $0.03321  $0.00384 $0.03705
September  $0.03265  $0.00775 $0.04040
October  $0.03057  $0.00794 $0.03851
November  $0.02836  $0.00816 $0.03652
December  $0.02612  $0.00747 $0.03359

C&I Time of Day customers during On-Peak hours

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.03184   $0.03184
February $0.03761   $0.03761
March  $0.04009   $0.04009
April  $0.03992   $0.03992
May  $0.04234   $0.04234
June  $0.04880   $0.04880
July  $0.04161  $0.00471 $0.04632
August  $0.04154  $0.00481 $0.04635
September  $0.04081  $0.00970 $0.05051
October  $0.03822  $0.00994 $0.04816
November  $0.03546  $0.01021 $0.04567
December  $0.03265  $0.00934 $0.04199

C&I Time of Day customers during Off-Peak hours

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02086   $0.02086
February $0.02460   $0.02460
March  $0.02623   $0.02623
April  $0.02614   $0.02614
May  $0.02772   $0.02772
June  $0.03194   $0.03194
July  $0.02722  $0.00308 $0.03030
August  $0.02716  $0.00314 $0.03030
September  $0.02671  $0.00634 $0.03305
October  $0.02501  $0.00650 $0.03151
November  $0.02320  $0.00668 $0.02988
December  $0.02138  $0.00611 $0.02749

Outdoor Lighting

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02038   $0.02038
February $0.02403   $0.02403
March  $0.02562   $0.02562
April  $0.02554   $0.02554
May  $0.02708   $0.02708
June  $0.03119   $0.03119
July  $0.02658  $0.00301 $0.02959
August  $0.02653  $0.00307 $0.02960
September  $0.02609  $0.00619 $0.03228
October  $0.02443  $0.00635 $0.03078
November  $0.02266  $0.00652 $0.02918
December  $0.02088  $0.00596 $0.02684

Gas Riders

Gas Riders

Gas Riders

Effective Date

Per Therm

Gas Utility Infrastructure Rider (GUIC) Jun. 21, 2021  
   Residential Jun. 21, 2021 $0.033864
   Commercial Firm Jun. 21, 2021 $0.018572
   Commercial Demand Billed Jun. 21, 2021 $0.014666
   Interruptible Jun. 21, 2021 $0.010591
   Transportation Jun. 21, 2021 $0.001602
State Energy Policy Jan. 1, 2022 $0.000000
Conservation Improvement Nov. 1, 2021 $0.028472

Purchased Gas Adjustment

Base Cost of Gas

One component of the Cost of Gas is the Base Cost of Gas. The Base Cost of Gas is an estimate of the Total Cost of Gas that is calculated for and only changed as part of a general rate case.

Cost of Gas Sheet (PDF)

Current Values
for Base Cost of Gas
(by class)
Effective
January 1, 2022
$/therm
Residential Summer: $0.397729
Winter: $0.463431
Commercial Firm Summer: $0.396154
Winter: $0.461856
Demand Billed – Demand $0.725628
Demand Billed – Commodity $0.327832
Small Interruptible $0.336877
Medium Interruptible $0.327354
Large Interruptible $0.326862


The other component of the Cost of Gas is the PGA. The PGA is a mechanism designed to recover the current cost of gas supply. The PGA factor is equal to the current wholesale delivered cost of the natural gas supply purchased by Xcel Energy less the Base Cost of Gas. The current cost of gas supply includes supply, transportation, peak shaving and other costs, which the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) determines from time to time. Because of the volatility in the cost of gas supply, a monthly adjustment is needed to raise or lower rates to reflect current market prices. At the close of each month the cost of gas supply for the next month is estimated. This estimated cost of gas supply is then divided by the forecasted retail sales for the month. This $/therm result is compared to the $/therm Base Cost of Gas, and the difference is the PGA factor.

Current Values
for PGA
(by class)

August 2022
 
$/therm

September 2022
$/therm

Residential $0.545161 $0.496551
Commercial Firm $0.552396 $0.493106
Demand Billed – Demand ($0.020508) ($0.012998)
Demand Billed – Commodity $0.564068 $0.556538
Small Interruptible $0.553833 $0.522963
Medium Interruptible $0.547776 $0.567886
Large Interruptible $0.548268 $0.568378


The PGA also includes a true-up factor. Every September, Xcel Energy determines how much gas expense was incurred for the previous July - June compared to the amount Xcel Energy collected from customers. Any over- or under-recovery is divided by the customer class’s forecasted sales to develop the true-up factor. The MPUC approves the true-up factor annually. The true-up ensures that Xcel Energy collects the actual cost of gas supply, no more and no less.

Current Values
for Base Cost of Gas
(by class)

September 2022 -
August 2023
$/therm

Residential ($0.01944)
Commercial Firm ($0.02446)
Demand Billed – Demand $0.02507
Demand Billed – Commodity ($0.00298)
Small Interruptible $0.00054
Medium Interruptible $0.03594
Large Interruptible $0.03594


Trends in cost of gas and how they affect the PGA

Natural gas, like other commodities, is based on supply and demand.

  • When the demand for gas is high, the price also increases.
  • This causes the PGA to be higher in the winter months and lower in the summer months. However, as natural gas is used more for generation, this trend could change.
  • As was seen in late 2005, severe weather can have significant effects on natural gas supply.

Xcel Energy’s fuel cost forecast is based on “normal” weather. When weather deviates substantially from “normal” there is a direct impact on the PGA.

  • “Normal” weather is defined as actual ambient air temperature that deviates from the 30-year average for the month.

Interim Rates

Interim Rates go into effect January 1, 2022 (Docet No. G002/GR-21-678). An Interim Surcharge of 13.96% on the Base Rate charges will be applied to customer bills. 

Affordability Surcharge

The Affordability Surcharge recovers the costs of energy assistance provided through our low income program. The line item for electric customers is "Affordability Surcharge" and the line item for gas customers is "Gas Affordability."

Customer TypeEffective DateSurcharge
Electric    
   Residential Jan. 1, 2019 $0.98/month
   C&I Non-demand Jan. 1, 2019 $1.27/month
   C&I Demand Jan. 1, 2019 $3.60/month
Gas Jun. 1, 2017 $0.00445/therm
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