Xcel Energy is investing significant financial resources into planning for grid modernization which will set the pace for the next decade.
A brand new mapping tool will make connecting energy projects to the grid easier. Here’s how it works.
As Minnesota moves from centralized coal plants to cleaner distributed energy resources like wind and solar, the flow of electricity on the grid is no longer going in just one direction. We need to modernize the rules that govern our electric system to ensure new clean energy can come online.
For several years, rural Minnesota families and businesses have been dealing with uncertainty surrounding their solar and wind investments. Now, after years of discussion, the Public Utilities Commission is set to make a decision on fees charged by electric cooperatives by the end of 2017.
Fresh Energy is working to simplify the way small systems connect to the grid by first making the whole process a lot more transparent.