More cities, states, and even utilities are pledging to shift to all renewable energy. But experts say the nation’s power grid needs a lot of changes to make that happen.
Minnesota utilities offer new energy-efficiency incentives Star Tribune, June 2, 2016. Image credit: skeeze Xcel Energy is trotting out new money-saving incentives for owners of energy-efficient, multi-tenant buildings. The incentives were laid out in Xcel’s Triennial Conservation Improvement Program, which was filed with Minnesota utility regulators this week. The “Multi-Family Building Efficiency” program is a joint […]
Unique microgrid project to power Minnesota winery Midwest Energy News, October 23, 2015. Image credit: Winehaven Winery Located around 35 miles north of St. Paul in Chisago City, the St. Thomas School of Engineering has been working with WineHaven on a unique collaboration to create a microgrid using solar and wind on the its grounds. St. […]
Xcel proposes low-cost, off-peak rates for plug-in cars Star Tribune, January 30, 2015 Plugging in an electric vehicle soon will get significantly cheaper for Minnesota customers of Xcel Energy Inc., the state’s largest power company. The utility asked state regulators Friday to approve a rate for overnight home charging of electric cars at a 43 […]