New Rates, Products, and Services

February 11, 2020 | New Rates, Products, and Services

Stakeholders Provide Guidance as Xcel Energy Looks at 50 Percent Increase in Demand Response

Xcel Energy explored increasing its demand response portfolio by 50 percent with Minnesota stakeholders from 2017-2019. The results highlight considerations for utilities looking to deploy larger portfolios of advanced demand response. This blog, the first in a three-part series, shares demand response design principles and filing objectives developed by stakeholders to inform Xcel Energy’s planning for new demand response programs.

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December 12, 2019 | New Rates, Products, and Services

Approval of Xcel Energy’s Electric Vehicle Pilots Highlights Key Considerations for Electric Utilities

Following a stakeholder engagement process facilitated by the Great Plains Institute in 2018, Xcel Energy received approval and is moving forward in Minnesota with new electric…

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March 15, 2019 | Blog

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

A recent stakeholder engagement …

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July 17, 2018 | Blog

Xcel Energy’s Time of Use Pilot in Minnesota Demonstrates the Positive Impact of Early Collaboration

As electric utilities look to make their systems more efficient and meet public policy goals, efforts to send price signals that both reflect the true cost of energy and reduce…

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December 22, 2017 | Media

Utility Dive: 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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July 14, 2017 | Events

Consumer-Centric Rate Design and Implications of Performance-Based Regulation

The July 14th e21 Forum had two components — a presentation and panel discussion on consumer-centric rate design, and a presentation to launch (and solicit feedback on) a new research…

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April 18, 2017 | Events

Stakeholder Engagement for Xcel Energy Time of Use Pilot

The May 5th e21 Forum provided an opportunity for stakeholders to learn about and discuss the following: 1) National best practices and trends in rate design; 2) The details of…

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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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