Posts from Trevor Drake

September 10, 2019 | Blog

e21 Forum Highlights Four Areas of Energy Innovation Across Minnesota

On Monday, August 26th,  Minnesota energy stakeholders came together to learn about four areas of innovation happening across the state’s energy system. The event was put on by the e21…

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April 17, 2019 | Blog

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

  A recent report by the Great Plains Institute summarizes initial stakeholder perspectives around what should be measured to assess Xcel Energy’s electric utility performance in the…

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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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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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November 5, 2018 | Blog

Minnesota Moves Forward with Performance-Based Regulation Process

Last week, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decided unanimously to begin exploring performance metrics for the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy. The decision is a major step towards achieving…

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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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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…

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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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