STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Qwest can freeze
Qwest would have to freeze its basic residential telephone rates until 2013 under a plan released by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
After keeping rates the same for three years, the commis... Posted on 12/9/09 at 9:47 AM
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.
After almost five years of planning and permitting efforts, the participating utilities in the proposed Big Stone II Project announced Monday that they will end their quest to build the project’s large coal-fired power plant and associated transmission facilities.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Thursday gave CapX2020 utilities a green light to construct three 345-kilovolt electric transmission lines in Minnesota – including one that goes through Douglas County.
An electric transmission project in western Minnesota can go forward – with conditions aimed at protecting ratepayers and the environment -- state regulators decided Thursday.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to approve a large-scale power line project that would distribute electricity from the proposed Big Stone II coal-fired power plant in eastern South Dakota.
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