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Minnesota Transmisson Study Suggests Grid Upgrades for Renewable Energy

September 18, 2009 - 3:32pm -- Anonymous

A new study released by the Minnesota Office of Energy Security shows that the state's power grid could accomodate 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity by making upgrades to electric transmission systems. A previous study had shown that another 600 MW could be added to the existing tranmission grid without impacting it's performance.

Seed Grants Available for Community Wind Projects in Minnesota

September 16, 2009 - 10:45am -- Anonymous

The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) is providing financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance. Project funding can support technical assistance services (labor costs only, such as for a consultant, design professional, installer or student labor), for projects in all seven Minnesota CERT regions (Central, Metro, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and West Central).

All applications are due no later than 4:30pm, November 2nd, 2009.

Dispersed Renewable Generation Transmission Study, Phase II Webinar

2009

Times are Central Daylight Time.

The Office of Energy Security is hosting this webinar to present the results of Phase II of the Dispersed Renewable Generation Transmission Study (DRG Study). Technical Review Committee Chair, Matt Schuerger, on behalf of the Minnesota Office of Energy Security, and Study team lead Jared Alholinna of Great River Energy, will give a PowerPoint presentation summarizing results of Phase II of the DRG Study.

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Minnesota Transmission Owners Notice of Public Meetings

September 4, 2009 - 10:38am -- Anonymous

Minnesota electric utilities with transmission lines in the state are required by law to conduct transmission planning and identify reasonably foreseeable inadequacies in the electric transmission system.  This process is particularly important for local government officials, but the general public is also encouraged to participate, and Community Wind advocates may want to pay particular atten

Energy Park Roundtables

2009

Alexandria, MN - The Energy Park tent is a new feature of this year's Douglas County Fair with displays of energy related products of interest to homeowners, businesses and installers. Roundtable question and answer sessions, facilitated by a design expert in the energy field, will be held in the Energy Park tent.

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Loans for Community-Based Wind Projects in Northeastern Minnesota

August 7, 2009 - 10:35am -- Anonymous

2009: Duluth, MN - The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) and the Northland Foundation have partnered to provide a revolving loan fund that will provide early-stage project development and feasibility analysis for community-based wind energy projects. The revolving loan fund will be available in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties.

E3 2009 Conference

2009

St. Paul, MN - E3 2009 is the Midwest's premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference, on Tuesday, November 17 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Hosted annually by the University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment, a signature program of the Institute on the Environment, the E3 conference showcases current technologies, environmental benefits and market opportunities in renewable energy. Each November, scientists, movers and shakers, and policymakers from across the Midwest and beyond join together to share knowledge and discoveries.

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Small Wind Turbine Installation Workshop

2009

This three-day course will lead participants through all the necessary background information required to site and install a small wind turbine (up to 40 kW in capacity). The course will cover in detail all the steps for a successful project including timelines, initial planning stages, siting considerations, wind resource assessments and energy production estimates, tower considerations, zoning requirements, interconnection, insurance, used equipment, permitting, equipment assembly, decommissioning, plus much more.

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