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June 11, 2019 | Blog

Decarbonizing Natural Gas End Uses in Minnesota

Author: Audrey Partridge, Center for Energy and Environment This fall e21 plans to launch a stakeholder engagement process to consider the role of natural gas utilities and the natural gas…

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April 17, 2019 | Blog

How should Xcel Energy’s electric utility performance be measured? Report summarizes initial perspectives

  Authors: Trevor Drake and Doug Scott, Great Plains Institute  A recent report by the…

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March 15, 2019 | Blog

Stakeholders Find Common Ground on Minnesota Power Time-Varying Rate Options

By Trevor Drake, Great Plains Institute  A…

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February 21, 2019 | Blog

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

Authors: Trevor Drake and Jordana Palmer, Great Plains Institute Beginning in 2019, Minnesota’s three investor-owned utilities will file resource plans that will chart a path into a time period of…

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November 5, 2018 | Blog

Minnesota Moves Forward with Performance Based 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

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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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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