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4 years 5 months ago

Xcel seeks $177.4 million rate hike in Colorado

Xcel Energy's request to raise electric rates by $177.4 million is drawing fire from critics of its new coal-fired power plant and consumer advocates. The Minneapolis-based company says the proposed rate increase would raise the average residential monthly bill by $4.92. Activist Leslie Glustrom, who has challenged the rate increase,...

4 years 7 months ago

Xcel includes food bills as part of fee hike

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has asked Xcel Energy to scrap $480,000 from its rate increase request because the money was spent on employee-recognition awards, parties, and other treats like coffee, bagels, and doughnuts. The Minneapolis-based utility is asking the commission for a $182 million rate increase in Colorado. The...

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