Minnesota has nearly reached its 25% by 2025 renewable portfolio standard target and is looking at increasing that target to 50% by 2030. Demand for renewables is also growing among the state’s electric cooperatives.
At a recent Connexus strategic planning meeting, members said they are interested in increasing the amount of distributed energy on the system, as long as it can be done without raising rates. And as prices continue to fall, adding storage to solar power is becoming increasingly economic, Brian Burandt, vice president of power supply and business development at Connexus, told Midwest Energy News.
Burandt said the storage system would be the largest in Minnesota.
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