Xcel Energy charging customers for statewide electric vehicle chargers

Xcel Energy is proposing to spend $300 million to build and maintain 730 high-speed charging stations across Minnesota, including up to about 1,470 charging ports in total between 2024 and 2026 and start an electric school bus pilot program.

Customers’ latest electric bill contained an insert explaining how Xcel Energy is seeking to increase electricity bills for Minnesota families and businesses to build electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) must ultimately decide whether or not to approve this plan, so it is important that you tell them that you do NOT support this effort.

What’s Next?

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has extended the window for public comments indefinitely.

There will be an update from Xcel Energy on the settlement efforts no later than April 24, as ordered by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

Finally, OAH has scheduled a pre-hearing conference on May 25, 2023, to assess the status of the proposal. Stay tuned!