The rate case process takes time — about 18 months from developing the case to the time new energy rates take effect.

Rate case process

Rate Case Process
  1. Rate case preparation
    Minnesota Energy Resources reviews budgets, analyzes sales and construction forecasts and develops the rate case.
  2. Filing
    Minnesota Energy Resources files a rate case with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (The Commission).
  3. Review
    The Commission and interveners examine budget information from Minnesota Energy Resources, asks us to defend and update figures provided.
  4. Hearings
    The public has an opportunity to comment. Witnesses that support the figures in the rate case are available for cross examination in a court-like proceeding.
  5. Ruling
    The Commission decides any outstanding matters and issues a written order on the rate request.
  6. Rates take effect
    New rates take effect for customers.

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