Our team has provided extensive resource planning support and consulting services to Minnesota Power since 2010. Our team has aided in state integrated resource plan filings, justifying the need for new transmission assets, baseload diversification studies, and developing request for proposal documents. Minnesota Power, an investor-owned utility serving customers in northeastern Minnesota, has worked with us for strategic planning support in a number of analytical tasks.
We has supported several planning-related regulatory filings including a baseload diversification study, 2013 Resource Plan, Certificate of Need related to Great Northern Transmission Line, 2015 Resource Plan, and others. The utility's current power portfolio vision, communicated as EnergyForward, was developed in collaboration with our team.
We provide strategic and planning support in a variety of analysis applications considering long-term operation and shutdown alternatives for existing assets, as well as new supply and demand-side alternatives. The analysis performed, in collaboration with Minnesota Power staff, considers multiple scenarios related to future regulatory environments and other input assumption uncertainties. Our team lead a client steering committee dedicated to the development of an RFP for a combined-cycle facility. The RFP was designed to create a fair and open process in which to compare the utility's self-build generation alternative to other similar market offerings and garner approval from the public utility commission.
Integrated resource planning
Technology assessments including natural gas, renewables and storage