• Despite negligible risk, developers of a Minnesota community solar project will expand stray voltage testing to assuage concerns from neighbors. (Midwest Energy News)
A pair of northern Michigan businesses install solar to reduce electric bills. (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
A group in southeast Michigan says the region can reinvent itself as a “solar destination.” (Michigan Radio)

PIPELINES: Enbridge Energy says Minnesota regulators are imposing “unreasonable and unlawful procedures” to delay a pipeline project through the state. (Associated Press)

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OHIO: Grid operator PJM has concerns about FirstEnergy’s and AEP’s income-guarantee requests, “but is treading carefully in its comments.” (Columbus Dispatch)

• Exploration in Michigan fell to an all-time-low last year in Michigan due to low crude prices. (MLive)
Low oil prices are negatively impacting a variety of Wisconsin companies. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

• Despite a “power glut” in Illinois, an energy company plans a new 1,100-megawatt natural gas plant. (Crain’s Chicago Business)
WEC Energy Group in Wisconsin will sell its entity that builds and operates compressed natural gas fueling stations around the country to a company in Oklahoma. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

NUCLEAR: The U.S. government selects a site in North Dakota for storing radioactive waste below-ground. (

WIND: Nebraska wind developers are skeptical proposed legislation will significantly help the state’s lagging industry. (Nebraska Radio Network)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla partners with conservative groups in Michigan in its attempt to sell its cars in the state. (Cleantechnica)

COMMENTARY: Opposition to the two income-guarantee proposals in Ohio gains steam. (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis)

Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.

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