A state grant program funded feasibility studies for 14 community microgrid projects to pool energy resources.
The racially diverse neighborhood of North Minneapolis could become the site of a novel educational and social equity collaboration.
Consumers Energy will help up to 100,000 customers buy smart thermostats as part of an effort to minimize the need for expensive peak power.
After decades of unreliable power, a new utility model and a connection to the mainland grid has boosted reliability.
Effective disaster response should send solar and batteries, writes Ellen Anderson, a senior energy researcher at the University of Minnesota.