e21 Initiative

GPI is partnering with Xcel Energy, Minnesota Power, Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), George Washington University Law School, and other stakeholders to map out the transition to a regulatory model in Minnesota that:

  • Stabilizes rate impacts and provides competitive, equitable, and transparent rates.
  • Aligns utility and customer interests with the pursuit of Minnesota’s goal of an 80% reduction in GHGs by 2050 and the transition to a sustainable, carbon-neutral energy system.
  • Provides for economically-viable utility business model(s) that supports energy efficiency, renewable energy, distributed generation, and advanced energy technologies.
  • Provides for a reasonable rate of return for utilities and other energy producers and a fair allocation of costs for all customer classes, with as few stranded assets as possible during the transition.
  • Better aligns state and federal authority in light of the changing nature of the electric energy system and the increasing interstate character of utilities.
  • Better coordinates processes and markets for infrastructure development across transmission, generation, distribution and storage technologies.
  • Reduces regulatory administration costs and resources (e.g., results in fewer rate cases or otherwise reduces the burden of the regulatory process).


A Power Plan for the Midwest

A roadmap for dealing with disruptive challenges in the power sector and achieving a high-renewables future.

The Future of Minnesota’s Electric Utilities: The Sequel

Seismic changes are occurring within the electricity industry that will shape the utilities of the future.

Minnesota’s e21 Initiative Eyes a Sustainable, Carbon-Neutral Energy System for the Land of 10,000 Lakes

The e21 Initiative goes to 'innovation boot camp' for those exploring how a 21st century electricity system might work.


Vice President, Fossil Energy
Senior Associate