Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota

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The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) of Minnesota is a nonprofit advocate for Minnesota’s utility consumers. We advocate for affordable and reliable utility service and clean energy for Minnesota residents and small businesses.

CUB is committed to reducing the costs and environmental impacts of energy for the people of Minnesota by improving public policy, educating consumers about energy options, and offering personalized guidance on how to lower electricity and natural gas bills. Using our extensive knowledge of Minnesota regulations and laws, we are dedicated to protecting consumers, supporting the stewardship of our natural resources, and holding utility companies accountable.

Our work

CUB provides no-charge services to any Minnesota utility customer, and we represent consumers’ interests before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and in policy making. Some of our work includes: providing free energy consults and bill clinics, and customized educational presentations.

In the past three years, CUB has:

    • Prevented more than $500 million in cost shifts from large industry onto consumers' electricity bills, as the primary advocate for energy consumers at the Minnesota Legislature.
    • Saved Minnesota households an average of $150 and 1,500 pounds of carbon emissions per year with each individual energy consultation. 
    • Helped protect consumers from hundreds of millions of dollars in unproven spending on power plants, as utilities attempted to sidestep regulation through legislative bills.
    • Helped more than 4,000 Minnesotans cut their energy bills and their emissions through presentations, events, and our signature utility bill clinics.

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Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota

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332 Minnesota St
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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