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MN Energy Assistance Crisis Funds Increase

On March 23, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy Assistance Program (EAP) announced an increase in the maximum Crisis benefit from $1,200 to $3,000. These funds are to further assist EAP households struggling to pay increasing energy... Read more

DOC Releases ECO Act Guidance Documents

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has released its second and third documents with guidance for utilities to incorporate 2021 ECO Act changes to the Conservation Improvement Program. These guides, released March 15, relate to eligibility of... Read more

Austin's Northeast Power Plant Imploded

Demolition of the Austin Utilities Northeast power plant took a dramatic turn Feb. 18 with the implosion of the turbine hall, the tallest section of the plant. NE Plant Demolition Time Lapse   (building goes down at :35) NE Plant... Read more

Reliability Report Leads to Talk of Xcel Territory Sale

The Minnesota Public Utilities (MPUC) accepted the 2020 Safety, Reliability, and Service Quality reports of Xcel Energy, Otter Tail Power Company and Minnesota Power on Jan. 13. The MPUC also set company reliability standards for 2021. In... Read more

NERC Releases 'Sobering' Reliability Report for 2021

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) released its 2021 Annual Report in February. In introductory comments, NERC President and CEO Jim Robb said 2020 and 2021 brought significant clarity to two major risks facing the... Read more

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