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July 20, 2024

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC)

Allete
Canada Pension Board, Global Infrastructure Partners to Buy Allete
Canada's pension board and a private equity firm intend to buy Allete for $6.2 billion, a deal that appears to make some Minnesota regulators apprehensive.
NARUC
OMS Taps Minnesota PUC Veteran as Next Executive Director
The Organization of MISO States has named Tricia DeBleeckere, current MISO director of state policy and strategy, as its next executive director.
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MISO Members Mull Full Impact of DER Aggregations in Markets
MISO members pondered at Board Week over how quickly the full impact of Order 2222 will be felt across the footprint.
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MISO Members Doubt Severity of Long-term RA Alarm Bells
Multiple MISO members appeared skeptical at their quarterly meetings that the RTO is destined to face capacity shortfalls before the turn of the decade.
Blue Horizon Energy
Minnesota PUC Tolerates Xcel Energy Cutting Off 20% of Distribution System Capacity
Xcel Energy is free to continue to apply a blanket, 80% limit on its distribution system following the Public Utilities Commission’s decision last week.
Forrest Pearson
Minnesota PUC Mulls Lifting Ban on Aggregated DR in Wholesale Markets
Minnesota regulators discuss whether it's time to lift a 13-year ban on aggregators of retail customers bidding demand response into wholesale markets.
Gregory County Pumped Storage Project
MISO to Evaluate System Attributes Through Year’s End
MISO will evaluate through the end of the year how it can measure and encourage six generating attributes that it says are necessary to its system operations.
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Grid-Enhancing Technologies Can Speed Up Queues, Experts Say
GETs can reduce the congestion preventing interconnection of renewables more quickly than building more transmission while saving customers money, experts say.
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Battle Lines Drawn on FERC Tx Planning NOPR
Commenters disagreed over FERC’s proposed transmission planning rules, sparring over its 20-year planning horizon and reinstatement of the federal ROFR.
Rob Davis
Pollinator Friendly Solar Farms May Increase Crop Yields
The buzz about solar energy includes honey bees. Welcome to the world of agrivoltaic farming. 

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