December 11, 2023

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC)

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.
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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Minnesota’s ‘Clean Cars’ Emissions Standards Debated, Approved
Minnesota legislators have approved an environmental budget bill that includes tougher vehicle emissions standards, but the battle is far from over.
U.S. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Senate Ag Subcommittee Hears Talk of Transmission
Not all renewable energy is H2. How can America forget C2H5OH?
Minnesota Power IRP Pledges End to Coal by 2035
Shutting down coal-fired power plants and adding 400 MW of solar and wind power are the primary objectives in Minnesota Power’s proposed IRP.
Advocates Fear Cut in Minn. Solar Rate Could Slow Growth
Solar advocates in Minnesota expect a slowdown in development under the Community Solar Gardens program after regulators cut the rate for bill credits.

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