POLITICO: States to Keep Utility Model Under a Microscope in 2017

January 4, 2017 | Media

Author: Trevor Drake

The following POLITICO article references Minnesota’s e21 Initiative, co-led by CEE and Great Plains Institute.

By Esther Whieldon


Several states will amp up their efforts in 2017 to redefine utilities’ role as new technologies and shifts in electricity generation steadily change the power industry …

… In Minnesota, a consortium of utilities, green groups and consumer advocates that comprise the E21 Initiative will begin devising proposals on grid modernization, performance-based incentives and integrated system planning they can present to the state regulator. The utility commission itself has performed some preliminary reviews of those issues …

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