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MINNESOTA

Renewable Portfolio Standard:

25% by 2025 Renewable Portfolio Standard
Utility Specific: Xcel Energy 30% by 2025

Key Issues:

  • Build support for an increase to the state's Renewable Energy Standard
  • Ensure that State Implementation Plan for the Clean Power Plan maximizes opportunity for low-cost renewable energy development
  • Promote the benefits of renewable energy in rural Minnesota
  • Continue efforts in the Legislature and Regulatory arenas to streamline and expedite the permitting process for renewable energy projects
  • Defend state's strong clean energy policies and favorable tax and siting climate
  • Drive new markets for near-term renewable energy development through advocacy in utility resource plans and other key dockets at the Public Utilities Commission

WOW Staff Liaison:

Chris Kunkle, ckunkle@windonthewires.org

Important State Links:

Minnesota Public Utility Commission

Minnesota Office of Energy Security
Working to move Minnesota toward a sustainable energy future, managing energy assistance funds, advocating in the public interest on energy utility rates and facility siting.

Minnesota Department of Commerce

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Clean Power Plan