Grantee Profile

Great Plains Institute

Grants to Great Plains Institute

  • $500,000

    2017 (Duration 1 year)

    Climate Solutions

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — The Great Plains Institute (the Institute) provides public and private sector analysis, tools, and demonstration projects to drive consensus around state clean energy policy. Responsible for shaping their own energy policies, states wrestle with policy options about generation, transmission, and distribution and how those choices impact a state’s ratepayers, economy, and environmental condition, in addition to the resiliency of a region’s electrical grid. By providing reliable research and analysis to policymakers, catalyzing demonstration projects, and convening policymakers, the Institute helps inform states about the broad economic benefits of low carbon energy sources. The award supports the Institute’s efforts to inform state policymakers about energy policy design options suitable to their respective state and region.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Great Plains Institute $500,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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