Study finds MN utilities can meet or exceed energy-saving goals for next decade

Minnesota utilities should be able to continue to meet or exceed their annual energy-savings goals over the next decade, according to the Minnesota Energy Efficiency Potential Study: 2020-2029 prepared for the Minnesota Department of Commerce and released on Dec. 4.


  1. The study was led by the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) and funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program.
  2. The study outlines how utilities can continue their success with both existing and new energy-saving measures that benefit Minnesota households and businesses.
  3. It estimates that by 2029 utility conservation programs could decrease demand for electricity by 14% and by 11% for natural gas.

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