Grid Modernization Stakeholder Meetings

July 9, 2015

On May 12, 2015, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission initiated an inquiry into Electric Utility Grid Modernization with a focus on Distribution Planning. The first phase of this initiative will commence with a series of three meetings to facilitate a dialogue on Minnesota’s electric distribution systems. These meetings are open to all interested stakeholders. The day-long meetings, which will take place in the fall of 2015, will cover the following topics:

  • The September 25th meeting will focus on Minnesota‚Äôs electric utility distribution systems, with a discussion of the design, operations, performance, capability, and planning processes for existing distribution systems;
  • The October 30th meeting will examine national distribution grid modernization work and emerging best practices;
  • The November 20th meeting will consider stakeholder perspectives, giving interested parties an opportunity to provide feedback on current distribution planning processes and to suggest next steps the Commission could take to improve distribution planning in the future.

Additional details on the meetings, including the venue, will be provided in a later notice.

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