Minnesota Law Judge wants Xcel rate increase request lowered

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- An administrative law judge says Xcel's proposed rate increase should be lower.

The utility filed in October 2021 for a three-year, 677-million-dollar rate hike. Xcel lowered that request to 498-million-dollars late last year.

Administrative Law Judge Christa Moseng ruled late last week that the request should be 384-million-dollars over three years.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will decide on the rate case in June.