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Rate Riders

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 Mar. 1, 2020  
   Residential   $0.003607
   Commercial (non-demand)   $0.003185
   Demand Billed   $0.982/kW
Conservation Improvement Program Adj. Oct. 1, 2021 $0.003521
Renewable Development Fund Rider

Jan. 1, 2021

$0.001212
State Energy Policy Jan. 1, 2014 $0.000000
Renewable Energy Standard Cost Recovery Jun. 1, 2021 5.091%
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 11/01/2021)

Residential Customers

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02315   $0.02315
February $0.02613   $0.02613
March  $0.02716   $0.02716
April  $0.02854   $0.02854
May  $0.03236   $0.03236
June  $0.03617

 

$0.03617
July  $0.03086   $0.03086
August  $0.03012   $0.03012
September  $0.02890 $0.00177 $0.03067
October  $0.02743 $0.00387 $0.03130
November  $0.02474 $0.00395 $0.02869
December  $0.02310 $0.00362 $0.02672

C&I Non-Demand

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02344   $0.02344
February $0.02646   $0.02646
March  $0.02750   $0.02750
April  $0.02890   $0.02890
May  $0.03277   $0.03277
June  $0.03663   $0.03663
July  $0.03125   $0.03125
August  $0.03049   $0.03049
September  $0.02927 $0.00179 $0.03106
October  $0.02777 $0.00392 $0.03169
November  $0.02505 $0.00400 $0.02905
December  $0.02339 $0.00367 $0.02706

C&I Demand Non-Time of Day

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02271   $0.02271
February $0.02564   $0.02564
March  $0.02665   $0.02665
April  $0.02800   $0.02800
May  $0.03175   $0.03175
June  $0.03548   $0.03548
July  $0.03027   $0.03027
August  $0.02954   $0.02954
September  $0.02836 $0.00174 $0.03010
October  $0.02691 $0.00379 $0.03070
November  $0.02427 $0.00387 $0.02814
December  $0.02266 $0.00355 $0.02621

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

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.02839   $0.02839
February $0.03206   $0.03206
March  $0.03332   $0.03332
April  $0.03500   $0.03500
May  $0.03970   $0.03970
June  $0.04438   $0.04438
July  $0.03786   $0.03786
August  $0.03696   $0.03696
September  $0.03546 $0.00217 $0.03763
October  $0.03364 $0.00474 $0.03838
November  $0.03035 $0.00484 $0.03519
December  $0.02834 $0.00445 $0.03279

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

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.01895   $0.01895
February $0.02097   $0.02097
March  $0.02180   $0.02180
April  $0.02292   $0.02292
May  $0.02597   $0.02597
June  $0.02902   $0.02902
July  $0.02476   $0.02476
August  $0.02416   $0.02416
September  $0.02320 $0.00142 $0.02462
October  $0.02201 $0.00310 $0.02511
November  $0.01985 $0.00317 $0.02302
December  $0.01854 $0.00291 $0.02145

Outdoor Lighting

Month
Commission-Approved Rate ($/kWh)
True-up Factor ($/kWh)
Fuel Cost Charge ($/kWh)
January $0.01816   $0.01816
February $0.02048   $0.02048
March  $0.02129   $0.02129
April  $0.02239   $0.02239
May  $0.02537   $0.02537
June  $0.02834   $0.02834
July  $0.02418   $0.02418
August  $0.02359   $0.02359
September  $0.02266 $0.00139 $0.02405
October  $0.02150 $0.00303 $0.02453
November  $0.01938 $0.00309 $0.02247
December  $0.01811 $0.00284 $0.02095

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 11/24/2021)

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   $0.03392
August  $0.03386   $0.03386
September  $0.03328   $0.03328
October  $0.03116   $0.03116
November  $0.02891   $0.02891
December  $0.02662   $0.02662

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   $0.03435
August  $0.03428   $0.03428
September  $0.03369   $0.03369
October  $0.03155   $0.03155
November  $0.02927   $0.02927
December  $0.02696   $0.02696

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   $0.03328
August  $0.03321   $0.03321
September  $0.03265   $0.03265
October  $0.03057   $0.03057
November  $0.02836   $0.02836
December  $0.02612   $0.02612

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   $0.04161
August  $0.04154   $0.04154
September  $0.04081   $0.04081
October  $0.03822   $0.03822
November  $0.03546   $0.03546
December  $0.03265   $0.03265

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   $0.02722
August  $0.02716   $0.02716
September  $0.02671   $0.02671
October  $0.02501   $0.02501
November  $0.02320   $0.02320
December  $0.02138   $0.02138

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   $0.02658
August  $0.02653   $0.02653
September  $0.02609   $0.02609
October  $0.02443   $0.02443
November  $0.02266   $0.02266
December  $0.02088   $0.02088

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 July 1, 2021 $0.000933
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 11, 2010
$/therm
Residential Summer: $0.59611
Winter: $0.65392
Commercial Firm Summer: $0.59440
Winter: $0.65221
Demand Billed – Demand $0.59664
Demand Billed – Commodity $0.53874
Small Interruptible $0.54926
Medium Interruptible $0.54696
Large Interruptible $0.55006


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)

October
2021
 
$/therm

November
2021
$/therm

Residential $0.056140 $0.089500
Commercial Firm $0.046910 $0.081640
Demand Billed – Demand $0.042760 $0.066090
Demand Billed – Commodity $0.054610 $0.082690
Small Interruptible $0.042460 $0.070540
Medium Interruptible $0.031750 $0.059830
Large Interruptible $0.028650 $0.056730


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 2021 -
August 2022
$/therm

Residential $0.07063
Commercial Firm $0.06234
Demand Billed – Demand $0.06216
Demand Billed – Commodity ($0.01199)
Small Interruptible $0.06053
Medium Interruptible $0.04752
Large Interruptible $0.04752


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.

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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