The Minnesota Test

Synapse was awarded a Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) grant by the Minnesota Department of Commerce to produce a white paper with recommendations on updates to Minnesota's energy efficiency cost-effectiveness framework. The objective of this project was to describe how the key elements of the National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM) could be applied to energy efficiency cost-effectiveness analyses in Minnesota. The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance has a great blog post -- "Cost-Effectiveness Testing Needs a Refresh. The 'Minnesota Test' Could be Just the Thing" -- describing Synapse's report and the recommended "Minnesota Test." Check it out here!

Visit our project page to learn more about this work and download the report.