Today, Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy, submitted a filing to initiate a discussion with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission regarding the recently released e21 Phase I Report (see our blog post here). Key components of Xcel Energy’s proposal to begin implementing the e21 Initiative’s vision include:
- Lead the effort to achieve carbon reduction by 40% by 2030;
- Advance distribution grid modernization;
- Provide customers, including energy-intensive trade exposed customers, with a platform of innovative service and product offerings; and
- Implement a new regulatory framework.
This last point was addressed at length in the e21 Phase I Report. There, e21 stakeholders proposed significant reform to both the integrated resource planning and rate case regulatory processes.