Thank You for Celebrating with Us!

The Better Energy Community brimmed with enthusiasm and a cooperative spirit in an evening that celebrated human and technological innovation for building a better energy future.

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Secretary of Energy Appoints GPI’s Rolf Nordstrom to Serve on U.S. Electricity Advisory Committee

GPI’s President and CEO, Rolf Nordstrom, recently accepted an invitation from the U.S. Secretary of Energy to serve on the Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.

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GPI & Partners Host Power Sector Trends Stakeholder Workshop

Explore the latest trends in the electricity sector and what they mean for state energy and environmental policy choices.

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Midwestern Governor’s Association 6th Transmission Summit Draws Engaged Crowd

Transmission summit focuses on electric grid modernization, new technology, and future challenges and opportunities.

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Who We Are

Convene, Inform, Agree, Act.

The Great Plains Institute aims to transform the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy to be both environmentally and economically sustainable.

Through research and analysis, consensus policy development, technology acceleration, and local action, we are leading the transition to clean, efficient, and secure energy.

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What We Do

The Great Plains Institute brings people together to solve our most pressing energy and climate challenges.

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Our Focus Areas

To transform the energy system, we strive for innovation in its component parts: production, distribution, and consumption. Our portfolio approach includes seven focus areas.

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Our Services

We offer a range of services and skills to clients, including facilitation, coalition building, research & analysis.

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Our Network

We work with our large and growing partner network to transform the energy system to be both environmentally and economically sustainable.

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Better Energy News

The Better Energy Community is constantly growing and evolving. For all the latest news check out our blog.

October 17, 2016

New Transmission to Expand Midwestern Wind Power

GPI worked with MISO to develop a new portfolio of transmission that will aid new wind development and reduce GHGs from fossil fuels.

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Our Partnerships

The Great Plains Institute is a diverse organization that operates, facilitates, and convenes various outreach programs and partnerships.

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Metro CERT is one of seven regions that comprise Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) — a partnership organizations working together to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.

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Drive Electric Minnesota is a partnership of Minnesota’s electric vehicle (EV) champions, dedicated to encouraging the deployment of EVs and the establishment of EV charging infrastructure through public-private partnerships, financial incentives, education, technical support, and public policy.

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The National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative brings together industry executives, labor and environmental representation, and state officials to help realize CO2-EOR’s full potential as a national energy security, economic, and environmental strategy.

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The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota brings everyone involved in the bioeconomy together to collaborate and grow the industry, along the entire value chain from research and development to production and use.

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Minnesota GreenStep Cities encourages and supports cities’ efforts for substantive action and achievement of their sustainability goals through the implementation of best practices.

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