April 26, 2018

Performance-based regulation: How Minnesota is inching toward a new oversight model

Utility Dive’s Herman Trabish takes a “deep dive’ into the e21 stakeholder process to explore performance-based regulation in Minnesota. From Utility Dive, April 24th, 2018: Performance-based regulation…

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December 22, 2017

Has Xcel Minnesota designed the ideal residential time-of-use rate?

Article highlights Xcel Energy’s draft Time of Use Pilot, which was developed with input from a 6-month stakeholder engagement process convened by the Great Plains Institute and…

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July 5, 2017

MN is Adopting a Methodological Approach to Grid Modernization (EUCI)

Minnesota — unhampered by the pressures facing some other states — is taking a step-by-step approach in planning and developing a smart grid, one that could be…

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May 22, 2017

In MN, Utilities & Regulators Plan for Grid of the Future (Midwest Energy News)

Article highlights the e21 Initiative as one of several key efforts moving Minnesota toward a modernized electric grid. From Midwest Energy News …Utility Dive pointed to Minnesota as…

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May 19, 2017

Benchmarking the U.S. Electricity Grid Against the Eclipse

From On August 21st, the United States will experience a solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible across the continent … While Californians are outside staring…

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May 8, 2017

Clean Energy Groups Leading on Utility Changes

From Midwest Energy News: Following a two-year study on how to transform utility regulation in Minnesota, clean energy groups are now closely involved with pilot projects that…

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April 26, 2017

America’s Utility Of The Future Takes Shape In Illinois, Ohio, And Minnesota (Forbes)

From Forbes: …The old model of coupling profits to increased infrastructure investment and greater sales is cracking as competitive technologies like rooftop solar, local storage and smart…

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April 17, 2017

Midwest Regulators Take Hold of the Grid’s Future (E&E News)

From E&E News Regulators across the Midwest are increasingly taking a closer look at the evolution of power grids and weighing policies and regulations that could reshape…

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April 3, 2017

The Top 5 States for Utility Grid Modernization and Business Model Reform (Utility Dive)

From Utility Dive As utilities face the rise of distributed resources and face stagnant load growth, a number of states are looking to alter the traditional sector…

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January 4, 2017

States to Keep Utility Model Under a Microscope in 2017

The following POLITICO article references Minnesota’s e21 Initiative, co-led by CEE and Great Plains Institute. From POLITICO By Esther Whieldon EXCERPT: Several states will amp up their…

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