Integrated Systems Planning

February 21, 2019 | Blog

e21 Forum Focuses on Integrated Systems Planning towards a Decarbonized Electric System

Beginning in 2019, Minnesota’s three investor-owned utilities will file resource plans that will chart a path into a time period of significant change and opportunity. With nearly all the state’s…

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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 | Integrated Systems Planning

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 | Integrated Systems Planning

e21 Phase 2 Report

  Download the e21 Phase 2 Report: Grid Modernization   You can also view other sections of the report by clicking the…

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December 1, 2016 | Integrated Systems Planning

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, 2016 | Integrated Systems Planning

e21 Phase 2 Report: Integrated Systems Planning

In phase I, the e21 participants recommended changes to the resource planning process for utilities that opt in to a performance-based multi-year rate structure. Those utilities opting to file a…

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December 1, 2014 | Integrated Systems Planning

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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