In October 2021, Fresh Energy filed final comments and analysis at the
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in support of Xcel Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, but with new solar, wind, and battery storage as alternatives to new peaker gas plants.
On October 15, Clean Grid Alliance, Fresh Energy, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and Union of Concerned Scientists (collectively the Clean Energy Organizations or CEOs) filed Supplemental Comments to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in Xcel Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan proceeding
Fresh Energy and partners applaud Otter Tail Power’s newly filed plan which adds renewables and lays out plans for ending investments in one of two coal plants.
An alternate long-range energy plan filed Friday by Xcel Energy removes a proposed gas power plant and adds significant renewable energy, reflecting a welcome and necessary realignment with the utility company’s promise to achieve a carbon-free electric system by 2050.
Fresh Energy and our partners have had the opportunity to dig into Xcel Energy’s IRP and provide expert feedback to the Public Utilities Commission.
A little-known fact outside of the energy industry is that investor-owned utilities are required by the state to share their plans with the public for feedback through Integrated Resource Plans – and the public has a chance to shape these plans.