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April 18, 2019 | Media

Commercial Property Executive: Five States to Watch in 2019

The e21 Initiative’s work on performance-based regulation was mentioned in Commerical Property Executive as an effort in one of the Five States to Watch. The excerpt below was published on…

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April 18, 2019 | Media

T&D Magazine: Pursuing the Electric System of the Future, Before You Have To

Below is an excerpt from an article Doug Scott, vice president of electricity and efficiency at the Great Plains Institute, wrote for Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Magazine. Excerpt originally published in T&D Magazine on April 12, 2019. Read the full article here. 

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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 18, 2019 | Media

Utility Dive, Opinion: Steel-for-Fuel, Data-for-Fuel, and Other Good Ideas for Asset Retirement

Carl Linvill, principal, and Megan O'Reilly, associate, at the Regulatory Assistance Project contributed this article Utility Dive.

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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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January 11, 2019 | Media

Utility Dive: PUC Order Keeps Minnesota Ahead of the Curve on Performance-Based Regulation

Trevor Drake, program manager for electricity and efficiency at the Great Plains Institute, was interviewed about performance-based regulation. This article was published on Utility Dive’s website on January…

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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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