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SMMPA plans to be 80 percent carbon-free in 2030

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) Feb. 5 announced its plan to reshape its generation portfolio through the retirement of the Sherco 3 coal-fired power plant and replace it primarily with wind and solar generation. The plan... Read more

MnOPS Moving Forward With One-Call Law Changes

The Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS) is moving forward with proposed changes to Minnesota’s One-Call Law (Minnesota Statute 216D). In a media release, it said these proposed changes are in response to statewide issues and an increase in... Read more

Applications Accepted for MN Climate Change Council

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Monday, Dec. 2 issued an executive order stating that “climate change is an existential threat that impacts all Minnesotans,” and called for the creation of a Governor's Advisory Council on Climate Change.... Read more

SMMPA Members Commit to Electric Vehicle Charging Network

ROCHESTER, MN – Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency’s (SMMPA) member municipal utilities have committed to establishing an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to help facilitate the transition to EVs in Greater Minnesota.... Read more

CenturyLink Changes Locate Vendor Back to USIC

After a difficult construction season with a new locate vendor, CenturyLink announced Monday, Nov. 11 that it is changing from DirectSat/Unitek back to USIC. The transition will be complete, said the CenturyLink, by Dec. 2. For more, including... Read more

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