The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission recently ordered utility Xcel Energy to make changes to its 2020 Hosting Capacity Analysis (HCA). These changes will make the results more useful for determining where new generation capacity, such as solar PV systems, can be sited.
IREC and its local partners were integrally involved in the regulatory proceedings. Future HCAs will show data at a much more granular level making them more useful for clean energy developers. The images below provide a representative example.