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What We Do: Conservation Improvement Program

The Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 established energy-saving goals, through the Conservation Improvement Program (CIP), for electric and gas utilities that operate in the state of Minnesota. We oversee the programs to ensure that ratepayer dollars are used effectively and energy savings are reported as accurately as possible. Through CIP we encourage utilities to:

  • Promote awareness and adoption of energy efficient technologies

  • Help households and businesses reduce their energy costs

  • Defer costly utility infrastructure investments

  • Reduce emissions and conserve resources