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Renewable Electricity

Minnesota stands ready to benefit from clean, affordable sources of electricity like wind and solar, and all the improvements they bring to health, well-being, and our natural environment. Fresh Energy’s experts continue to pave the way for Minnesota to harness the power of the marketplace to expand the adoption of renewable energy and accelerate our leadership in the clean energy economy.

Transmission for a modern grid: a call to action

Now is the time for a reliable, resilient, and affordable transmission system. Our consultant Will Kaul explains why.

Beneficial electrification and our clean energy future

We envision a bright—and electric—future for all Minnesotans with beneficial electrification driving the change. What exactly does it mean to “electrify everything”?

Carbon sequestration is part of the clean energy equation

To ambitiously reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we must get carbon out of our energy systems. Carbon sequestration can help us do that.

Negative prices in the MISO market: what’s happening and why should we care?

Since wind and solar power are nearly free to run when the wind is blowing and the sun is out, there is a concern that increased renewables may lead to more frequent negative pricing events. However, there has been little data.

Program Staff