Minnesota Power Proposes $4.9 million for DCFCs

On April 8, 2021, Minnesota Power filed a proposed program to install and own 16 DCFC, implement accompanying rates for the stations, and track and recover expenses with deferred accounting. The stations will be along key travel corridors and population centers across Minnesota Power’s service territory. Initial Filing [...]

By |2021-08-25T18:20:25-04:00April 8th, 2021|

Xcel Energy Minnesota Files Multi-Dwelling Unit EV Pilot Program

On September 10, 2020, Xcel Energy Minnesota filed its proposed Multi-Dwelling Unit Electric Vehicle Service Pilot Program. The program includes utility investment in make-ready infrastructure for MDU charging stations. For MDUs with assigned parking, the utility would own and operate the EVSE. For MDUs with shared parking, building owners have the option of providing [...]

By |2021-08-31T17:26:43-04:00September 10th, 2020|

Fact Check: Get the Truth About Clean Cars Minnesota

Minnesota is poised to pass Clean Cars Minnesota, a set of standards that would reduce climate change-causing air pollution and increase customer choices – but what do “clean car standards” really mean? Due in part to a misinformation campaign by opponents of Clean Cars Minnesota, many Minnesotans are confused about what the standards would [...]

By |2020-08-21T15:31:19-04:00August 24th, 2020|

Xcel Energy Minnesota Proposes New EV Investments in COVID-19 Recovery Plan

On June 16, 2020, Xcel Energy proposed new investments in transportation electrification as a part of their COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan. The proposal includes more than $150 million in investment supporting EV programs. The program includes a public charging program, expansion of an existing fleet EV service program (no incremental costs), rebates for transit [...]

By |2021-09-01T18:03:52-04:00June 16th, 2020|

Minnesota PUC Approves Xcel Energy’s $23.5 Million Fleet and Public Charging Pilot

Xcel proposed a Fleet EV Service and Public Charging Pilot in October 2018 along with rate promotions and reporting requirements associated with these programs. On July 17, 2019, the commission approved the pilots and rate promotions with modifications and set reporting requirements. Total investment is valued at more than $23.5 million. The three-year pilots [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:33:54-05:00November 18th, 2019|

Xcel Energy Approved to Offer Residential EV Subscription Pilot

On October 7, 2019, Xcel Energy was approved to offer a Residential EV Subscription Service Pilot Program where utility customers can pay a monthly subscription for EV charging service. Off-peak charging rates are set at a predetermined flat rate and peak charging is billed separately after a 34kWh monthly cap is reached. This program [...]

By |2021-08-31T13:52:35-04:00October 7th, 2019|

EV Pilots Approved in California, Utah, and Minnesota and a New Program Filed in Kentucky

Several electric utility programs have been filed and approved throughout the summer. Several of these programs focus on expanding investment in disadvantaged communities as well as exploring the potential for vehicle-grid integration.  On September 10, 2019, the California PUC voted to approve PG&E’s Empower EV Charger and Education Program that seeks to lower barriers [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:35:30-05:00September 13th, 2019|

Minnesota VW Settlement Program Implementation Meeting

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is holding a stakeholder meeting on VW settlement program implementation on October 23, 2018 at the MPCA office in St. Paul. They will discuss the program, how things are going and what comes next, and seek input on how to continue to improve implementation. The meeting will also be accessible [...]

By |2018-10-18T19:59:57-04:00October 23rd, 2018|

Minnesota offers $1.4 million to install EV fast chargers

On July 5, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released a request for proposal (RFP) for EV charging stations using Volkswagen settlement funds. The purpose of the grant is to reduce air pollution by expanding access to EV charging across the state.  The RFP makes available approximately $1.4 million to install fast-charging stations along designated highway [...]

By |2018-07-11T08:01:26-04:00July 11th, 2018|

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Electric Vehicle Workshop

The Commission will hold a free, public, one-day workshop on Friday, March 16, 2018 featuring national and local speakers on electric vehicles. The event will be a mix of presentations and panel discussions with experts from the non-profit, utility, government, and private sectors.

By |2018-03-13T18:02:20-04:00March 16th, 2018|
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