STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER North Dakota sues over Minnesota air standard
North Dakota is suing Minnesota over restrictions that could affect North Dakotas electric power sales.
Minnesotas Next Generation Energy Act has direct and serious consequences for North Dakota, Nor... Posted on 11/2/11 at 6:33 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Lights Out
Last night after we got home, after a very stressful evening, the lights went out. Just like that no warning..no hint of a flicker..just blackness. Far Guy was in the bathroom..I felt my way over to t... Posted on 5/7/10 at 5:35 AM
During the business meeting, board president Audrey Hjelle and CEO Rick Banke gave reports on the activities and financial condition of the cooperative, as well as the new headquarters building and rates.
The cooperative reported assets of $68 million with more than 13,700 accounts at the end of 2012.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources (DER) recommended the reduction of more than $191 million of the $285 million rate increase proposed by Xcel Energy for electric service in 2013, a reduction of 67 percent overall.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson renewed her call from three years ago for legislation that would end automatic interim rate hikes by public utilities, putting Minnesota in line with about 18 other states.
Seventeen Otter Tail Power Company linemen, service representatives and mechanics returned from Huntington, New York, in three digger derricks, four bucket trucks, a mechanic repair truck and two pickups. They assisted National Grid, the service provider for Long Island Power Authority, with disaster recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, joining more than 60,000 electrical workers in the effort.
In today's world, many people don't think a thing of flicking a switch and having the room instantly lit up. But imagine what it was like for those who experienced electricity in their homes for the very first time.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security (OES) this week recommended reducing Xcel Energy’s proposed rate increase for electric service in 2011 by more than $93 million, or 62 percent of the request.
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