On August 2, 2013, CenterPoint Energy filed a request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to change its rates for utility distribution service. If approved by the MPUC, the proposed new rates will result in an overall increase in revenue of $44.3 million, or about 5 percent annually. The requested increase would add about $4.00 to a typical residential customer's monthly bill.
We expect the MPUC's final decision on this request in June 2014. If final rates are less than interim rates, customers will be refunded the difference with interest. If final rates are higher, customers will not be charged the difference.
Administrative Law Judge, Laura Sue Schlatter will conduct five public hearings.
Any CenterPoint Energy customer or other person may attend or provide comments at the hearings. You are invited to comment on the adequacy and quality of CenterPoint Energy's service, the level of rates or other related matters. You do not need to be represented by an attorney. Click here for more information on these hearings.
We are making significant capital improvements in Minnesota in accordance with natural gas pipeline safety and integrity regulations. The expenses are necessary to:
- Ensure that you receive natural gas service delivered safely and reliably to your homes and businesses
- To respond to significant public improvement requirements on the system
- To modernize the system with technology improvements
Learn more about how the proposed rates affect your billing.