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Minnesota regulators consider who should have access to smart meter data

August 3, 2020 Energy News Network Frank Jossi A proposal from the state’s Citizens Utility Board wants to make anonymous data open to third-party researchers.   As utilities begin to collect more data from smart meters, regulators are facing questions about who should have access to the potential treasure trove. Minnesota regulators took a first step…

Utility efficiency programs offer model to merge climate, racial justice solutions

July 2, 2020 Energy News Network Kari Lydersen Many states require utilities to help low-income customers conserve energy despite higher costs and barriers. As urgency grows to simultaneously address climate change and racial justice through proposals like the Green New Deal, low-income energy efficiency programs provide a potential example of how to merge the priorities. …

Xcel proposes $3B in renewable projects to bolster economy dogged by pandemic

June 17, 2020 Star Tribune Mike Hughlett and Brooks Johnson Xcel Energy to tackle $3B worth of projects earlier than planned; Minnesota Power will spend $40M on new solar arrays. Xcel Energy would accelerate nearly $3 billion in spending, particularly on large renewable-energy projects, in response to calls from state utility regulators to jolt Minnesota’s…

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