Ben Passer, senior policy associate, reflects on a recent national conference around energy efficiency, health, and equity — and the importance of ensuring that our policies create healthier communities for all.
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.
Xcel Energy is currently developing a time-of-use pricing pilot program, and Fresh Energy will be actively involved in working with Xcel, policymakers, and other stakeholders to optimize the design of the pilot.
This week, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously ruled in favor of energy efficiency in Xcel Energy’s rate case by keeping the monthly customer charge flat moving forward. Fresh Energy partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy to intervene as Clean Energy Organizations in the case.