Resource Adjustment

The Minnesota Resource Adjustment includes six costs. For more information than what you find on this page, please refer to specific rate schedules.

The Energy Adjustment includes the cost of fuel we use to generate electricity to serve our retail customers, transportation costs for that fuel, and costs we incur to buy energy to supplement our own power plants, minus a base cost for energy that already is part of the per-kilowatt-hour rate you pay. 

Rates for the Energy Adjustment for bills rendered on and after:
December 3, 2018 -$ .00204 per kwh
November 1, 2018 -$ .00447 per kwh
October 2, 2018 -$ .00359 per kwh
September 4, 2018 -$ .00473 per kwh
August 2, 2018 -$ .00152 per kwh
July 2, 2018 -$ .00186 per kwh
June 1, 2018 $ .00003 per kwh
May 2, 2018 $ .00099 per kwh
April 2, 2018 -$ .00053 per kwh
March 2, 2018 $ .00002 per kwh
February 1, 2018 -$ .00064 per kwh
January 3, 2018 -$ .00179 per kwh
December 1, 2017 -$ .00099 per kwh
November 1, 2017 $ .00100 per kwh
October 2, 2017 $ .00059 per kwh
September 1, 2017 -$ .00027 per kwh
August 2, 2017 $ .00109 per kwh
July 3, 2017 -$ .00148 per kwh
June 2, 2017 -$ .00232 per kwh
May 2, 2017 -$ .00211 per kwh
April 3, 2017 -$ .00208 per kwh
March 2, 2017 $ .00221 per kwh
February 1, 2017 $ .00272 per kwh
January 3, 2017 $ .00164 per kwh
December 1, 2016 -$ .00142 per kwh
November 1, 2016 -$ .00442 per kwh
October 3, 2016 -$ .00312 per kwh
September 1, 2016 -$ .00095 per kwh
August 2, 2016 -$ .00281 per kwh
July 1, 2016 -$ .00599 per kwh
June 2, 2016 -$ .00410 per kwh
May 2, 2016  -$ .00366 per kwh
April 16, 2016  -$ .00336 per kwh
April 1, 2016  -$ .00189 per kwh
March 2, 2016  $ .00072 per kwh
February 1, 2016  $ .00098 per kwh
January 4, 2016  -$ .00030 per kwh
December 1, 2015  -$ .00166 per kwh
November 2, 2015  $ .00096 per kwh
October 2, 2015  $ .00563 per kwh
September 1, 2015  $ .00307 per kwh
August 3, 2015  $ .00058 per kwh
July 2, 2015 - $ .00093 per kwh
June 2, 2015  $ .00086 per kwh
May 1, 2015  $ .00289 per kwh
April 2, 2015  $ .00337 per kwh
March 3, 2015  $ .00642 per kwh
February 2, 2015  $ .00537 per kwh
January 2, 2015  $ .00127 per kwh
December 1, 2014  -$ .00024 per kwh
November 3, 2014  $ .00092 per kwh
October 2, 2014  $ .00230 per kwh
September 2, 2014  $ .00285 per kwh
August 1, 2014  $ .00462 per kwh
July 2, 2014  -$ .00043 per kwh
June 2, 2014  $ .00145 per kwh
May 1, 2014  $ .00438 per kwh
April 2, 2014  $ .00046 per kwh
March 3, 2014  $ .00282 per kwh
February 3, 2014  $ .00312 per kwh
January 3, 2014 - $ .00066 per kwh
December 2, 2013 - $ .00247 per kwh
November 1, 2013 - $ .00223 per kwh
October 2, 2013 - $ .00004 per kwh
September 3, 2013 - $ .00003 per kwh
August 2, 2013 $ .00110 per kwh
July 2, 2013 - $ .00148 per kwh
June 3, 2013 - $ .00180 per kwh
May 2, 2013​  $ .00108 per kwh​
April 2, 2013​  $ .00210 per kwh​
March 1, 2013​ ​ $ .00484 per kwh
February 1, 2013​ ​ $ .00330 per kwh
January 3, 2013 $ .00078 per kwh
December 3, 2012 - $ .00213 per kwh
November 1, 2012 - $ .00171 per kwh

 

The Transmission Cost Recovery Rider allows our company to recover costs associated with transmission additions designed to meet our customers' growing energy needs, accommodate the delivery of additional renewable energy, and enhance transmission system reliability. 

The Transmission Cost Recovery Rider from November 1, 2017 to present
  Energy Charge per kwh Demand Charge per kw
Large General Service (a) N/A -$ 0.650
Controlled Service (b) -$ 0.00032 N/A
Lighting (c) -$ 0.00113 N/A
All Other Service -$ 0.00173 N/A
The Transmission Cost Recovery Rider from September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017
  Energy Charge per kwh Demand Charge per kw
Large General Service (a) N/A $ 0.937
Controlled Service (b) $ 0.00041 N/A
Lighting (c) $ 0.00158 N/A
All Other Service $ 0.00246 N/A

(a) Rate schedules 10.04 Large General Service, 10.05 Large General Service Time of Day, 14.02 Real Time Pricing Rider, and 14.03 Large General Service Rider

(b) Rate schedules 14.01 Water Heating, 14.04 Interruptible Load (CT Metering), 14.05 Interruptible Load (Self-Contained Metering), 14.06 Deferred Load, and 14.07 Fixed Time of Delivery

(c)  Rate schedules 11.03 Outdoor Lighting (energy only) and 11.04 Outdoor Lighting

 

The Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) surcharge represents our investment in energy-efficiency programs that help our customers save energy.

The CIP surcharge is based on the total kwh our customers use. 

CIP surcharge factor for bills rendered:
On or after November 1, 2018 $0.00600 per kwh

 

 

CIP surcharge factor for bills rendered:
From October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018 $0.00536 per kwh
From October1, 2016, through September 30, 2017 $0.00275 per kwh

As of January 2014 the Environmental Cost Recovery Rider (ECRR) allows our company to recover costs that we incur to meet state or federal environmental quality requirements for our electric generating facilities. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved our request for an ECRR to include the costs associated with an air-quality control system (AQCS) at Big Stone plant in South Dakota. The AQCS will allow Big Stone Plant to meet federal air quality requirements.

The ECRR factor is multiplied by our customers' monthly bills. It does not apply to any Mandatory Riders, sales tax, or any local assessments.

Environmental Cost Recovery Rider factor for bills rendered:
On or after December 1, 2018 0.0 percent
From November 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018 -0.935 percent
From September 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017 6.927 percent

 

The Renewable Resource Adjustment allows our company to recover costs previously offset by production tax credits associated with our renewable energy facilities. The energy generated by these facilities reduces the amount of fossil fuel and purchased energy necessary to meet our customers' needs.

The Renewable Resource Cost Recovery Rider from November 1, 2018 to present
  Energy Charge per kwh Demand Charge per kw
Large General Service (a) $0.00164 $0.217
All Other Service $0.00244 N/A
The Renewable Resource Cost Recovery Rider from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018
  Energy Charge per kwh Demand Charge per kw
Large General Service (a) $0.00037 $0.104
All Other Service $0.00054 N/A

(a) Rate schedules 10.04 Large General Service, 10.05 Large General Service Time of Day, 14.02 Real Time Pricing Rider, and 14.03 Large General Service Rider

 

Our EITE Surcharge Rate applies to customers who do not qualify for the EITE (energy-intensive trade-exposed) Rate. Minnesota's energy policy supports lower electric rates for energy-intensive trade-exposed customers. We automatically exclude customers who receive Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds from the EITE Surcharge Rate.

EITE Surcharge Rate for bills rendered:
On or after June 1, 2018 $0.00055 per kWh
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