Fresh Energy and our partners have been working throughout the year to promote energy efficiency and oppose inequitable rates in CenterPoint Energy’s rate case.
On July 1, Minnesota’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, filed its draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The Public Utilities Commission, which is ultimately responsible for approving the IRP, is accepting public comments until November 8, 2020.
Xcel Energy released an ambitious plan to jumpstart Minnesota’s economic recovery by accelerating spending on clean energy investments. There are still many unknowns, but our policy staff dove in to draw some initial conclusions. Take a look at what they’re celebrating and what needs more work.
The demand for renewable energy will soon exceed transmission capacity. Utility planners are beginning to look ahead and begin the planning process for transmission solutions that will both address the needs of the system and keep costs as low as possible for consumers.