Posted: Tuesday, 09 July 2013 11:10AM

Xcel Energy Rates

An administrative law judge says Xcel Energy's proposed electricity rate hike should be held to 4.7%.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Xcel said Monday that last week's recommendations by Administrative Law Judge Jeanne Cochran would amount to a $127 million rate increase.
Xcel is asking the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a 7.8%, increase, totaling $209 million, to pay for power plant upgrades.  The state Department of Commerce has recommended a 3.7% increase, saying the utility should cut bonuses and other perks for executives.
Xcel's 1.2 million electric customers in Minnesota have been paying an interim increase of about 9% since Jan. 1, but likely will get refunds plus interest after the PUC issues a final ruling, which is expected in September.

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