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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June 11, 2019 | Blog

Decarbonizing Natural Gas End Uses in Minnesota

This fall e21 plans to launch a stakeholder engagement process to consider the role of natural gas utilities and the natural gas system in a decarbonizing economy. Sign up below…

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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

  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 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

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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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…

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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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