Tag: Minnesota

Electric, Energy Consumption

Minnesota to require 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040

February 3, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

Minnesota utilities would be obligated to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 to step up the fight against climate change under a bill passed by the Legislature. The bill was passed by the Senate on Feb. 2 and cleared […]

News and Policies, State

Electrifying Transportation Equitably: All-Electric Carshare

October 7, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

To wrap up September, there is positive news coming out of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, where they are reporting the first six months of usage data for Evie Carshare. Paired with EV Spot Network curbside charging, Evie Carshare is […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Regulators approve 460 MW solar project for Minnesota

September 16, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Regulators in Minnesota approved Xcel Energy’s Sherco Solar Project, a 460 MW plant that would be among the largest solar facilities in the upper Midwest. The Public Utilities Commission earlier had approved the site permit for the two-parcel facility in […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Minnesota courts hear challenges to use of agricultural land for solar projects

June 27, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Recent state appeals court rulings are starting to shed light on how far Minnesota counties can go to limit solar development on agricultural land. The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled in three cases involving rural counties that rejected developers’ […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Minnesota solar installer bankruptcies leave unfinished projects, calls for better oversight

October 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The state’s solar energy trade group has made improving consumer protections a priority after a string of bankruptcies in recent years left dozens of customers stuck with unfinished projects. Minnesota solar industry leaders are working with state officials to tighten […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Long waits to connect to Xcel’s grid are stalling Minnesota solar projects

September 21, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Xcel told one customer they would need to wait 15 years to connect their solar system to its electric grid. The utility says it’s working to improve its process, but some in the industry say legislation or an investigation is […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Minnesota Could Reap $30 Billion Driving on Electricity

August 27, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

What would happen if millions of Minnesotans ditched gasoline and started to drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity? A new report from MJ Bradley & Associates answers that question, demonstrating that Minnesota could realize upwards of $30 billion in avoided expenditures […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Southern Power to Acquire Two Natural Gas-Fired Units in Minnesota

September 2, 2016

Via: Power Engineering

Southern Power, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), will acquire two natural gas units in Minnesota from Calpine Corp (NYSE: CPN). The transaction includes the 375-MW Mankato Energy Center I and the planned 345-MW Mankato Energy Center II expansion, […]