Innovative project to benefit renters and building efficiency

Through the Saint Paul Tenant-Landlord Energy Project, Fresh Energy and Community Stabilization Project are seeking to build a network of renters, landlords, and other critical stakeholders in the city to advance policies, provide education on energy-related issues, and support implementation of collaboratively developed solutions.

Regulators approve 15 percent increase to Otter Tail Power fixed fee

Last week, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved an increase to Otter Tail Power’s monthly fixed fee from $8.50 to $9.75. The case wraps up roughly a year after Otter Tail Power submitted its initial proposal. In February 2016, Minnesota-based investor-owned utility Otter Tail Power filed its first rate case since 2010, asking for an overall rate increase of 9.8 percent that would have increased revenue by more than $19 million. Fresh Energy intervened in the case to provide expert testimony challenging the requested customer charge increase, and recommending alternative rate designs.