Monthly Archives: November 2014

Study considers transmission reliability with higher RES

On Nov. 5, the results of the Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration & Transmission Study (MRITS) were filed with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The study was mandated last year as part of the Omnibus Energy Bill. This legislation required that all Minnesota utilities and transmission owners, in coordination with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), […]

New power plant sets new efficiency, environmental standard for coal

Spiritwood Station applies decades of advancements through fuel, design and emission controls For decades, coal-fueled power plants have followed a traditional, tried-and-true design: coal is mined and then combusted to produce steam, which is used to generate electricity. Great River Energy’s Spiritwood Station began producing electricity for the regional grid and steam energy for a […]