Commercial, Energy Procurement, Industrial, Utilities, Commercial, Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables - September 21, 2016
Minnesota asks electric customers: Solar or biofuel?
Electricity regulators in a small Minnesota city are taking new approach to clean energy planning, according to the local newspaper.
Faced with determining the best type of new renewable energy generation for the community, the Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission will begin mailing surveys to electric customers, including businesses, in order to better understand levels of interest in a community solar garden or a forest-derived biomass-fueled facility, the Grand Rapids Herald-Review recently reported. Approximately 7,000 surveys will be mailed between Sept. 23 and Oct. 25, an official with the commission told the newspaper.
"As much response as we can possibly receive will help us make a decision," GRPUC Assistant Manager Julie Kennedy told the Herald-Review. "Now is the time to respond because we’re just brainstorming and no decisions have been made yet."
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