Why Utilities In Minnesota & Other States Need To Plan For More Competition

Clean Technica: Many US utilities develop comprehensive resource plans every few years, often required by state law or state regulatory commissions. Especially in states where utilities have monopoly service territories, these plans set expectations for electricity use and the grid infrastructure required to meet it. However, these plans often drastically underestimate the contribution of electric customers and non-utility developers to the electricity system’s resources – specifically the contribution of distributed solar.

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