This report is written primarily for Minnesota’s electric utility regulators, policymakers,
organizations representing ratepayers, and others who have a stake in the direction of
Minnesota’s future energy system, and includes specific recommendations for statutory
changes and regulatory action.
It is also e21’s hope that this report is useful to others outside of Minnesota who are grappling with similar issues, albeit in their own context. Please refer to Appendix C to view a map of other efforts working on the ‘utility of the future’ in the United States.
When reading the e21 consensus recommendations, please note that these are intended as a
cohesive package of ideas rather than as disparate options from which to pick and choose. In
other words, the recommendations relate to and support one another, and only as a package
do they reflect the consensus recommendation of e21 Participants. The Recommendations
Background section provides detailed context and examples to describe the rationale and
purpose of each recommendation.
Finally, since each utility in Minnesota is unique, the state’s implementation of e21’s
recommendations should recognize the attributes and context within which each utility in