The Alliance Urges the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to Establish a CHP and WHP Deployment Goal for Xcel Energy

Dec 22, 2017


Yesterday, the Alliance filed comments with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission recommending that they establish a CHP and WHP deployment goal for Xcel Energy. Further deployment of CHP and WHP would lower electricity costs and increase resiliency for not only Xcel’s industrial customers, but all ratepayers by reducing the need for new power plants and transmission and distribution resources. The Alliance also recommends that the Commission examine and evaluate potential barriers to CHP and WHP in Xcel territory, such as burdensome standby rates and interconnection rules. Ultimately advancing CHP and WHP in Minnesota will enhance the resiliency, competitiveness, availability and security of Minnesota’s energy infrastructure. Read our comments here.