Reports & Materials

Technical Report

Two Roads Diverge: Analyzing Growth Scenarios for the Twin Cities Region

The Sprawling and Smart Growth Scenarios were used to analyze growth impacts inside the seven-county metropolitan area and analyze growth impacts in the six outlying counties.

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Achieving Energy Efficiency In A Restructured Electric Utility Industry

This report focuses specifically on how the benefits of energy efficiency can continue to be realized by Minnesota in a restructured electric industry.

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Energy Improvements in Public Ice Arenas

This project's technology assessment and on-site engineering analyses have demonstrated the potential to cost-effectively reduce ice arena energy costs by an average of 30 percent.

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Opportunities to Expand Cogeneration in Minnesota

The objective of this project is to assist with the development of policies which encourage cogeneration by providing background information on cogeneration to Minnesota policy makers.

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Energy Efficiency, Economic Development and Reduced Emissions: An Action Plan for Minnesota

Unlike most energy plans, the Action Plan focuses on the economic benefits of the recommended actions and views the environmental benefits as a direct outcome of greater efficiency.

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Demand-Side Management for Municipal Utilities: A Practical Guide and Reference Manual

The goal of this manual is to provide a practical, step by step guide to assist municipal utilities in planning and carrying out demand-side management activities.

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Madison Gas & Electric’s Neighborhoods Energize Wisconsin Program

The overall goal of the NEW project was to demonstrate a program through which MG&E could achieve measurable electric efficiency improvements by delivering a coordinated, neighborhood-based environmental service to program participants.

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Gas Dishwasher and Booster Heater Savings Evaluation

This study monitored the energy consumption and heating load of an existing electric booster heater and conveyor dishwashing machine and a replacement gas booster heater and gas fired conveyor type dishwashing machine.

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Gas Industry Load Research Source Book

This Source Book presents profiles, cross-reference charts and summary statistics describing overall load research program activities at 28 gas utilities, as well as 70 completed and current load research projects, 13 planned load research projects, and 55 monitoring projects.

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A Study of Compliance with the Lighting Provisions of the Minnesota State Building Code for Small Commercial Buildings

The first phase of this study involved two telephone surveys that were administered to lighting designers and contractors and to code officials. The second phase involved plan reviews and site visits to determine the code compliance of a sample of recently constructed commercial buildings.