Grid Modenrnization

October 10, 2018 | Blog

Documenting Minnesota’s Progress with an Evolving Electric System

Less than four years ago, the Center for Energy and Environment and the Great Plains Institute launched the e21 Initiative, a multi-stakeholder collaboration brought together to find ways to…

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August 23, 2018 | Blog

Assisting States and Stakeholders in the Complicated Work of Grid Modernization

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 the Midwest and both US coasts to…

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July 5, 2017 | Grid Modenrnization

EUCI: 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 a template for…

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December 1, 2016 | Grid Modenrnization

e21 Phase 2 Report: Grid Modernization

The basic design of the electric grid has remained largely the same since the first commercial power plant in the United States went into service in 1882. Electricity has for…

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December 1, 2014 | Grid Modenrnization

e21 Phase 1 Report

A growing and fundamental misalignment exists between the traditional utility business model (and the regulatory framework that supports it), and the realities of today’s marketplace and Minnesota’s public policy goals.

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