Xcel Energy is proposing to test time-of-use rates with roughly 10,000 residential customers in the Twin Cities metro area—encouraging customers to use less during the most expensive times of the day.
New analysis by Fresh Energy shows utilities need to clean up their energy mix in order to make electric water heaters environmentally beneficial.
When Fresh Energy was founded energy conservation was sort of a folksy thing that people taught their kids. Now, Minnesota is a leader on energy efficiency thanks to the energy savings and spending requirements included in the nation-leading 2007 Next Generation Energy Act. As the grid continues to get cleaner and cleaner, Fresh Energy’s efficiency work is shifting from focusing purely on energy savings and more on energy performance.
This week, Fresh Energy proposed a full revenue decoupling mechanism in Minnesota Power’s rate case at the Public Utilities Commission. Decoupling would benefit energy efficiency measures and provide rate stability in the Minnesota Power service territory.