Read Fresh Energy and partners’ comments on Xcel Energy’s announced intent to reduce emissions from its fossil-fuel gas distribution utility business.
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
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.
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.