March 20, 2018 | Events

2018 e21 Forum #1: March 20th

This first forum of the third phase of the e21 Initiative took place on March 20th, 2018 at Surly Brewing Company.  The primary purpose of the forum was to introduce…

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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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September 8, 2017 | Events

Xcel Energy’s Draft Time of Use Pilot in Minnesota

At the September 8, 2017 e21 Forum, Xcel Energy presented its draft Time of Use Pilot design for Minnesota, as well as background on other pilot projects under consideration. Resources:…

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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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July 5, 2017 | Integrated Systems Planning

EUCI: MN is Adopting a Methodological Approach to Grid Modernization (EUCI)

Minnesota — unhampered by the pressures facing some other states — is taking a step-by-step approach in planning and developing a smart grid, one that could be a template for…

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May 23, 2017 | Blog

Collaboration on Utility Regulation and Grid Modernization in Minnesota Recognized by Regional and National Media

Two recent articles by regional and national media outlets recognize the leadership and impact of the e21 Initiative’s efforts to develop a more customer-centric and sustainable framework for utility regulation…

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May 22, 2017 | Media

Midwest Energy News: In MN, Utilities & Regulators Plan for Grid of the Future

Article highlights the e21 Initiative as one of several key efforts moving Minnesota toward a modernized electric grid. From Midwest Energy News …Utility Dive pointed to Minnesota as one of five…

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