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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 1, 2013
Cold Weather Rule reminder from Connexus Energy(Ramsey, MN)—Connexus Energy customers who may have trouble paying their winter energy bills are reminded that the Cold Weather Rule takes effect October 15.
The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule protects qualified residential utility customers during the winter months. Under this rule, electric service will not be disconnected from October 15 through April 15 due to non-payment, if customers meet Cold Weather Rule requirements. However, this rule does not relieve customers of their responsibility to pay their utility bills.
Those who qualify for Cold Weather Rule protection need to set up a payment schedule with the utility.
For more information on the Cold Weather Rule, call Connexus Energy’s Credit Department at 763.323.2620.
Connexus Energy is the largest member-owned utility in Minnesota providing electricity and related products and services to over 127,000 homes and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Washington counties. Additional information about Connexus Energy is available online at connexusenergy.com.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 23, 2013/span>
Focus on outstanding reliability and competitive rates at Connexus Energy's Annual Meeting
(Ramsey, MN) — Reliability is at an all-time high and electricity costs remain competitive. Connexus Energy CEO Mike Rajala shared the good news with members
attending the cooperative’s Annual Meeting held on April 23, 2013, in Ramsey.
“Our reliability numbers continue to be impressive,” said Rajala. In the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index survey,
Connexus Energy ranked number one in power reliability and in the ability to restore power across the country.
“On average, Connexus members only experience an outage every two years,” added Rajala.
According to Rajala, wholesale power costs continue to rise but Connexus’ base electric rate has not increased in two years.
“Our electric rates remain competitive with surrounding utilities.” Since Connexus most often gets compared to Xcel Energy,
Rajala highlighted the fact Connexus members are currently paying less for electricity than Xcel customers.
Board Chair Peter Wojciechowski addressed members about the various government renewable energy mandates which add to the
cost of electric bills. Wojciechowski stressed the cooperative is not against renewable energy but we all have to be smart how
we go about using renewables.
In the Board of Directors’ election, incumbents Donald Holl, Peter Wojciechowski, and Kenneth Fiereck were re-elected to the board.
Connexus Energy is the largest customer-owned utility in Minnesota providing electricity and related products and services to
over 127,000 homes and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Washington counties.
Additional information about Connexus Energy is available online at connexusenergy.com.
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