In a previous post, we argued time-of-use pricing will boost wind development by increasing demand for electricity during times of high wind generation. In this post, we walk through a simplified electricity market to show how this works.
Fresh Energy led development of the overarching Minnesota law that requires utilities to develop community solar programs. The policy we shaped and drove was rooted in lessons learned from other states. As Minnesota takes the next steps to shape a community solar offering specifically for low-income households and communities, Fresh Energy is going through the same process.
Renewable electricity is booming in Minnesota. In honor of our 25th anniversary, Fresh Energy takes a look at the policies that paved the way and what’s coming next for the renewables market.
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.