Xcel Energy’s interconnection issues have been covered by the media but as of March 2022, Minnesotans are one step closer to a more painless and less costly process.
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has made a strong statement that utilities must do better, voting to fine Xcel Energy $1 million for the company’s poor service to solar customers in 2019.
Xcel Energy released an ambitious plan to jumpstart Minnesota’s economic recovery by accelerating spending on clean energy investments. There are still many unknowns, but our policy staff dove in to draw some initial conclusions. Take a look at what they’re celebrating and what needs more work.
Connecting solar and other clean energy to the electric grid has been overly complicated, but with leadership from Fresh Energy and its partners, the process is now simpler and more transparent.
A brand new mapping tool will make connecting energy projects to the grid easier. Here’s how it works.
Over the past 18 months, Fresh Energy has been working with our partners to rewrite Minnesota’s interconnection standards, which dictate how every new distributed energy system connects to our distribution grid.