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MINNESOTA WIND ENERGY FACTS

Renewable Portfolio Standard:

25% by 2025 Renewable Portfolio Standard

Utility Specific: Xcel Energy 30% by 2025

SOLAR ENERGY STANDARD:

 1.5% by 2020 Solar Energy Standard

Key Issues:

  • Continue to build support for passage of the bipartisan Clean Energy First legislation
  • Educate legislators and other key state officials on the need for more transmission capacity
  • Promote the economic benefits renewable energy provides rural Minnesota
  • Continue efforts in the Legislature and Regulatory arenas to streamline and expedite the permitting process for renewable energy projects
  • Support the development of utility scale solar projects
  • Modify or repeal the state’s Prime Farmland Exclusion Rule which may limit solar development 
  • Defend the state's strong clean energy policies and favorable tax and siting climate
  • Drive new markets for near and long term renewable energy development through advocacy in utility resource plans and other key dockets at the Public Utilities Commission

CGA Staff Liaison:

Peder Mewis, pmewis@cleangridalliance.org

Important State Links:

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources:
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.