About the Study

About the Study For the continued success of Minnesota's Conservation Improvement Program (CIP), we will need to accurately assess our state's potential for electric, gas, and carbon savings on the demand (customer-facing) side. This study clarified Minnesota’s potentia...

About the Projects

About the Projects The electric power industry is the largest single user of electric power, higher than any other industry, consuming an estimated 12% – 15% of the nation’s electricity production. Losses occur from plant auxiliary loads, transmission and distribution, and s...

e21 Initiative: Phase II Report

The e21 Initiative aims to develop a more customer-centric and sustainable framework for utility regulation in Minnesota that better aligns how utilities earn revenue with public policy goals, new customer expectations, and the changing technology landscape. The initiative br...

e21 Initiative

Minnesota’s e21 Initiative unites utilities, consumer advocates, regulators, environmental advocates, and others to develop a 21st century energy system that better aligns a financially viable utility business model with increasing customer expectations and evolving policy goa...

Media: Eden Prairie approves plan for citywide energy efficiency (Eden Prairie News)

Eden Prairie agreed to a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions though working with Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy program. 

Minnesota’s e21 Initiative releases report on framework for a 21st century electric system

The Great Plains Institute (GPI) and the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) released a new report today detailing additional steps for Minnesota to protect the public interest by taking full advantage of a cleaner and more customer-centric utility regulatory framework.  

Windom: Home Improvement Loan

Windom: Home Improvement Loan Programs

CEE announces new board members

CEE's board of directors has added three new members to expand and strengthen its roster: LisaBeth Barajas, Amanda Novak, and Nancy Tyra-Lukens.

Advancing Community Transitions: JTF Planning Services in the Field

CEE's Regulatory Policy Manager Audrey Partridge joins a webinar discussion hosted by the Just Transition Fund (JTF) on the community impacts of power plant retirements in Minnesota. Across the country, coal plants are closing and communities are planning for how to dive...

Subscriber Engagement for Community Solar

This spring, Minnesota passed legislation that will give the 75 percent of electric customers who are ineligible for rooftop solar (including renters and homeowners with shady yards) the opportunity to purchase power from a community solar garden. But the new arrays won’t...

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