Rate case update

Dakota Electric submitted a general rate case petition to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Sept. 19, 2019, requesting an overall annual revenue increase of about $8.7 million or 4.3%.

On Nov. 25, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) James LaFave, with the Office of Administrative Hearings, held a prehearing conference that established procedural guidelines for the rate case, including a schedule for testimony, public hearings and the evidentiary hearing.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Office of the Attorney General continue to review Dakota Electric’s general rate case filing. The results of their review and initial recommendations were filed in mid-December. As of press time, those recommendations were not yet available.

To learn more about the rate case email [email protected] or call 651-463-6212.

Programs and rebates

We offer a variety of energy-efficiency and renewable-energy programs and rebates to give you more choices, flexibility and control over your energy. For questions, contact the Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243 or [email protected].

How much energy are you really using?

Now that the holidays are behind us, you may be curious to know how much energy your new appliances and electronics are using. And there is a simple way to find out.

Dakota Electric provides 27 Kill A Watt™ meters through Dakota County’s library system. Members may check out a meter to measure power consumption of appliances and electronics to determine the actual cost of power consumed.

Simply follow the instructions and plug the meter into a regular 120-volt outlet and plug an appliance into the meter. The unit will project the cost of continued use of an appliance in time periods of hour, day, week, month and year.

For more energy-saving ideas visit our website or contact our Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243 or [email protected].

Your electricity brochure

The most recent information on how the electric generation, transmission and distribution systems work, plus the sources, costs and emissions of fuels used in meeting the needs of Dakota Electric’s members, is available here. You may also request a copy of the brochure be mailed to you by calling 651-463-6212.