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Minnesota coalition not included in $3.5 billion first round of grid resiliency funding

Minnesota coalition not included in $3.5 billion first round of grid resiliency funding (ST PAUL, MINN) – On Wednesday, the Biden Administration announced the recipients of more than $3.5 billion in funding to improve the... Read more

MMUA honors 2023 municipal utility award winners

DULUTH, MN, August 30, 2023—On August 22, 2023, the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) recognized winners of the Association’s annual awards for exemplary contributors to the success of hometown utilities in the state.... Read more

Rural utility services provides 10-day delay to start of PACE letter of interest “window”

The Rural Utility Service (RUS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that it is postponing from June 30, 2023, until July 10, 2023, the beginning of the window for when applicants can file a Letter of Interest (LOI) for its... Read more

$115 million in state matching funds signed into law by Governor Walz

Governor Walz signed HF 1656 into law yesterday, March 18, 2023. The bill provides $115 million to help Minnesota utilities and other state entities pursue federal grants by creating a fund that will provide matching state funds for federal... Read more

Commerce raises crisis benefit amount for Energy Assistance Program

The Minnesota Department of Commerce increased the maximum crisis benefit amount for the Energy Assistance Program from $1500 to $3000 on April 3. See Energy Assistance Program on the Department website for more information.  Read more

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