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November 5, 2018

Minnesota Moves Forward with Performance Regulation Process

Author: Trevor Drake, Great Plains Institute Last week, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decided unanimously to begin exploring performance metrics for the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy.…

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October 10, 2018

Documenting Minnesota’s progress with an evolving electric system

Author: Audrey Partridge, Center for Energy and Environment This blog originally appeared on CEE’s website at mncee.org Less than four years ago, the Center for Energy and Environment…

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August 23, 2018

Assisting States and Stakeholders in the Complicated Work of Grid Modernization

Author: Doug Scott, Great Plains Institute The e21 Initiative has not only provided valuable leadership in shaping a 21st century electric system in Minnesota, it’s created opportunities for…

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July 17, 2018

Xcel Energy’s time of use pilot in Minnesota demonstrates the positive impact of early collaboration by stakeholders

Author: Trevor Drake, Great Plains Institute As electric utilities look to make their systems more efficient and meet public policy goals, efforts to send price signals that…

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March 26, 2018

Welcome to the new e21 Website

We’re excited to announce that the e21 Initiative has finally been given the website it has long deserved! Beginning in 2014, the Great Plains Institute and Center…

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March 6, 2018

e21 Roundtable Suggests Process Considerations for Performance Metrics Docket

As we’ve noted previously, a core activity of e21 Phase III is to convene stakeholders in Roundtables to discuss issues related to the principles, goals, and objectives…

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February 15, 2018

Stakeholder Engagement in e21 Phase III

Since its inception in 2014, the e21 Initiative has carefully and thoughtfully convened stakeholders to develop recommendations towards a 21st century electric system in Minnesota. Now well…

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July 24, 2017

e21 Forum Convenes Stakeholders to Explore Consumer-Centric Rates and Performance-Based Compensation

On Friday July 14, more than 50 people convened in St. Paul to learn about and discuss innovations towards a more customer-centric regulatory framework and utility business…

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May 23, 2017

Collaboration on Utility Regulation and Grid Modernization in Minnesota Recognized by Regional and National Media

Two recent articles by regional and national media outlets recognize the leadership and impact of the e21 Initiative’s efforts to develop a more customer-centric and sustainable framework…

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September 19, 2016

Report Released — MN’s e21 Initiative: The 21st Century Energy System

Report excerpt (shared with permission): In Minnesota, the e21 Initiative (an abbreviation for the “21st Century Energy System”) aims to create a utility business model that uses…

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