November 5, 2018 | Blog

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. The decision…

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October 10, 2018 | Blog

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 and the…

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August 23, 2018 | Blog

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 utilities in…

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July 17, 2018 | Blog

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 both reflect the…

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April 26, 2018 | Media

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 needs more…

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March 26, 2018 | Blog

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 for Energy and…

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March 6, 2018 | Blog

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 developed by…

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February 15, 2018 | Blog

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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December 22, 2017 | Media

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 Center for Energy…

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July 24, 2017 | Blog

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 model for the…

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