New Natural Gas Distribution Rates Now in Effect in Minnesota
Approved rates effective November 1, 2018
In August 2017, CenterPoint Energy asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to change its rates for utility distribution service. The MPUC approved final rates in 2018. Customers began to see the first change on bills beginning November 1, 2018, when final rates took effect. The effect on an average residential customer’s bill (who uses approximately 890 therms in a year) is an increase of about $0.27 per month, or $3 per year. Bills also vary because the wholesale cost of natural gas changes each month.