Minnesota Advanced Energy By The Numbers

#1

Minnesota’s energy efficiency programs and policies are ranked #1 in the Midwest and 9th in the country.

63,000

There are more than 63,000 clean energy jobs in Minnesota.

25%

Output from renewable sources including hydropower grew by 42% from 2013-2017, and now produce 25% of the state’s overall electricity.

$7.1 billion

The wind industry has invested more than $7.1 billion in Minnesota’s economy and produces more than 18% of the state’s electricity.

7,000

More than 7,000 residential customers (92% of all subscribers) are saving money by participating in Minnesota’s community solar program.

More ways to make Advanced Energy work

Tim Walz

Tim Walz

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Increase the Renewable Energy Standard for a cleaner grid

Modernize the grid to take advantage of the digital economy

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Enable businesses to directly purchase renewables for their operations

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Expand programs that give customers more ability to decrease their energy use

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Expand storage and other technologies for better grid resiliency

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Electrify Transportation to decrease emissions and increase air quality & health

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To learn more about each of these policies, check out the Advanced Energy Policy Platform.

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