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Grants for EV Fleet Charging Stations Closes May 7

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting grant applications until May 7 for electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging stations. Cities and municipal utilities are eligible and urged to apply. Find out all you need to know at the MPCA... Read more

Harsh Winter Reveals Weakness in Utility Systems

Record-breaking cold Jan. 30-31 resulted in the unavailability of approximately 25 percent of the region's electrical generation capacity, due to unplanned outages. For more on the Midcontinent Independent System Operator's 'Maximum... Read more

MMUA Releases 'Public Power Forward' Toolkit

MMUA today released the 'Public Power Forward' Toolkit. The document was developed to help municipal utilities during a period of rapid transformation in the electric utility industry. New technologies have emerged, energy markets... Read more

Sullivan, Blauvelt Named to Top DER Positions

SAINT PAUL – Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley today announced new leadership for the department’s Division of Energy Resources, appointing Joe Sullivan as Deputy Commissioner and Katherine Blauvelt as Assistant... Read more

Municipal Generation Plays Important 'Polar Vortex' Role

from SMMPA ROCHESTER, MN – Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA)’s member municipal utilities’ local generation units played an important role in keeping the lights on during the recent cold weather brought on... Read more