After years of delays, stakeholders say they are ready to move forward with spending plans for the money, which was set aside by Eversource when it divested its generation assets.
Green banks are offering businesses a chance to borrow against previous investments in energy-saving upgrades.
Potential tax benefits offer cost savings in addition to spread-out payments of PACE financing.
State leaders are looking for funding sources for remediation work that needs to happen before many energy efficiency upgrades can be completed.
Red Wing’s five-year plan offers less daunting action items and more political accountability, its creators say.