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Groups Ask Xcel to Try Tiered Pricing

Created: 06/06/2014 10:20 AM KSTP.com

Several environmental groups are asking Xcel Energy to rethink the way they charge people for electricity.
    
The groups are asking Xcel to switch from a flat rate to a system that charges more per kilowatt hour as use increases.
    
Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the groups believe such a system would improve energy conservation.
    
Will Nissen, a policy associate for Fresh Energy, says the system would also benefit low-use customers. They say Xcel is already using such a system in Colorado.
    
Xcel says they're reviewing the proposal.

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