Client: Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Authors: Liz Stanton, PhD
On behalf of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Clinic Director and Senior Researcher Liz Stanton, PhD evaluated Minnesota's electric utilities' resource planning including Great River Energy's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and Minnesota Power's EnergyForward docket. Resource Plans are filed with the Utility Commission to demonstrate that utilities’ decisions to retire and/or add electric generation resources are in the public interest. While technical, these evaluations provide an important benefit to utility customers and the Minnesota public more widely. Third-party review of these and other utilities filings is critical to vet for errors, uncover questionable or self-serving assumptions, and make hidden value-judgments transparent.