Minnesota Statewide Study of Dispersed Generation Potential
By Matt Schuerger, Energy Systems Consulting, LLC, and Brian Antonich, Antonich Wind Energy Consulting. In 2007 the Minnesota Legislature adopted a requirement for a Statewide Study of Dispersed Generation Potential. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, community based energy developers, and advocates believe the results of the study can be used to help guide the development of locally-owned renewable energy projects which have the potential for significant economic benefit in rural Minnesota. Read this publication to learn more about how smaller dispersed wind projects can be incorporated into transmission systems that are approaching capacity.