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December 1, 2016 | Performance-based Regulation

e21 Phase 2 Report: Perfomance Based Compensation Framework

A central recommendation of the e21 Initiative Phase I Report is the shift to a more performance-based compensation framework, where some portion of the utility earnings is linked to utilities’…

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September 19, 2016 | Blog

E Source Report: MN’s e21 Initiative: The 21st Century Energy System

Report excerpt (shared with permission): In Minnesota, the e21 Initiative (an abbreviation for the “21st Century Energy System”) aims to create a utility business model that uses a customer-centric…

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March 30, 2016 | Blog

Q&A on Performance-Based Regulation with Energy Innovation’s Sonia Aggarwal

In Minnesota, GPI convenes a stakeholder effort called the e21 Initiative that recommends, in part, shifting toward a more performance-based regulatory approach to determine how electric utilities in the state…

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November 26, 2015 | Media

Initiative Aims to Reinvent Utility Industry the Minnesota Way

E&E Publishing’s EnergyWire featured an in-depth article, “Initiative Aims to Reinvent Utility Industry the Minnesota Way,” about the e21 Initiative’s work to “reinvent the utility business model and the regulations…

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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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November 24, 2013 | Blog

The Future of Minnesota’s Electric Utilities: The Sequel

Environmental Initiative’s recent policy forum on “The future of Minnesota’s Electric Utilities” drew a block-buster crowd—you would have thought they were giving away free beer. Especially…

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