Minnesota

Renewable  Energy Opportunities in  Wind and Biogas/Methane

2009

Hutchinson, MN

Speakers will give an overview of both community-based and farm or small scale operations along with information on what land owners or elected officials need to know about opportunities to be involved.  The seminar is co-sponsored by McLeod For Tomorrow and the Southwest Initiative Foundation.  This event is free and open to the public.

Topics will include Technology Overviews, Project Financing Information, Legal Issues, and Opportunities for Rural Economies. The event will take place at the Hutchinson Event Center.

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Small Wind Turbine Installation Workshop

2009

 UPDATE  The Small Wind Turbine Installation Workshop is now full, and registrations will be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations. Contact the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society for more information.

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).

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Office of Energy - Minnesota Department of Commerce

The Office of Energy at the Minnesota Department of Commerce is working to move Minnesota toward a sustainable energy future, managing energy assistance funds, advocating in the public interest on energy utility rates and facility siting. We provide information and assistance to residents, builders, utilities, non-profits and policy-makers on home improvements, financial assistance, renewable technologies including wind energy information, policy initiatives, and utility regulations.

Living Green Expo

2009

Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul MN - The annual Living Green Expo is a free, family-friendly event that inspires people to lead healthier and more sustainable lives. Minnesota’s largest environmental event, the expo provides real solutions for people to live better, healthier lives with less impact on the environment. The two-day event, free to visitors, connects people who are interested in making a positive difference both in their lives and in their communities.

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Brookings County-Hampton Transmission Line Project Application Review

January 12, 2009 - 1:53pm -- Anonymous

The CapX2020 utilities filed a permit on December 29, 2008 for the Brookings County-Hampton 345kV transmission line project at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

As required by law the application contains two route options for the approximately 240-mile transmission line and associated substations. The MN Public Utilities Commission will decide on a route and issue a permit after a public process that includes public input through meetings and hearings.

The permit application is available to view online as well as at one of the following local libraries:

Harnessing Resources & Teamwork for MN's Energy Future

2009

Sponsored by the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) and their partners, this conference is for everyone interested in being a part of Minnesota's clean energy future - farmers, utility representatives, school staff, local officials, students, business owners and members of any community. It's an excellent opportunity to learn what people are doing across the state on energy issues, and to connect and share resources.

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