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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.

Top 13

Our “Top 13” Accomplishments of 2019

The accelerating pace of climate change demands swift, bold action and we are rising to the challenge. To close the books on 2019, we’ve assembled this list of highlights. Together we made change happen!

MISO’s 50 GW Gap!

Utility planners must look deep into the future as they plan, finance, and build 50-year assets. And yet, the future is uncertain. Though demand for clean energy is increasing daily, transmission capacity, which is key to integrating renewable energy into the grid, is already at it’s limit. And further, there is no plan for adding new capacity in our region.

Big updates to the 2019 Solar*Rewards Program

Changes to program will will provide incentives which are specifically designed to reduce barriers to access for low-income customers. Ben Passer explains…

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.

Program Staff