The two investor-owned utilities serving Minneapolis are expected to reach a historic first-in-the-nation agreement today that will pave the way for a cleaner energy system in the city.
Attorney, former regulator and activist Ron Lehr has been thinking about the future of utilities and how they survive and flourish in a new world of distributed, renewable energy.
Xcel Energy Inc. Chief Executive Officer Ben Fowke may have found the sweet spot as the leader of one of the nation’s largest utility holding companies.
A proposed $250 million distributed solar project appears to have held its own in a Minnesota regulatory process that put it in competition with three natural gas options.
Minnesota utility regulators on Thursday answered most but not all questions about the shape of a new community solar gardens program.
Adding up energy use can be an administrative hassle for multi-tenant building owners, who may need signed waivers from every renter and manual calculations by their utility to reach a total.
As customers begin putting money down to join one of Minnesota’s first community solar gardens, new comments to state regulators reveal significant disagreements about how the program should work.
Minnesota’s largest electric utility is asking state regulators to change the way it sets electricity rates so that it isn’t penalized when customers conserve energy.
One of the Midwest’s largest coal-fired electric generation units is set to restart this week after a nearly two-year shutdown that required the unit to be rebuilt from the ground up.
A wide-open mayoral race may determine whether Minneapolis follows Boulder, Colorado on its path to end its relationship with Xcel Energy and form its own utility.