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MISO Report Addresses Grid Reliability in Changing World

A mid-February cold snap revealed weakness in regional electric grids from Texas to the Dakotas and western Minnesota. How reliable is our region’s grid? The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) in February released a... Read more

Grid North Partners pick up where CapX2020 left off

Following the development and construction of more than 800 miles of new high- voltage transmission infrastructure in the Upper Midwest, the 10 CapX2020 utilities have renamed their organization Grid North Partners . The new name reflects the... Read more

Latest COVID Mitigation Guide for Utilities Issued

The Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) on Feb. 24 released its latest resource guide on Assessing and Mitigating the Novel Coronavirus  (COVID-19) . This is the 10th version of the guide issued by the ESCC, which serves... Read more

Energy Assistance Funds Available

With spring just around the corner and an expected spike in natural gas bills, the Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Assistance Program (EAP) has contacted energy assistance providers in recent days, asking them to ramp up outreach efforts.... Read more

Municipals Generate Electricity in Grid Emergencies

With troubles on various electric grids, Minnesota municipal power plants have been generating this week. Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency member units were called on by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) to run... Read more

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