Critical Peak Pricing

Occasionally during summer and winter months when demand for electricity gets particularly high, Minnesota Power may declare a Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) event.

Rate: During these events you will be charged an additional $0.77 per kWh.

When: Standard CPP events will generally be limited to three-hour windows in the summer and winter (see chart below).

However, if the power system experiences a serious crisis, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) may declare an emergency CPP event. Emergency events are rare and are not limited to specific windows of time but may last no longer than 8 hours.

Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) Event Windows
No more than 50 hours can be declared during a calendar year.

Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) Event Windows

Notification: Minnesota Power will make reasonable efforts to notify Customers of Critical Peak Pricing periods by 8:00 p.m. the day before a standard event and at least four hours prior to emergency events.

You will be notified via phone call and/or email message depending on the preferences you provide.

If your notification preferences change, you will have the ability to update by fill out this form or calling 877-707-5771.

Click here for Peak Periods & Rates Summary.

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