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Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

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Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development is a energy conservation organization based in Minneapolis, MN that was founded in 1997. As of 2019 they had $5.3 million in revenue and $4.5 million in assets.

As a non-partisan, non-profit organization, the Great Plains Institute takes a pragmatic approach to solving our energy and climate change challenges working with diverse interests to transform the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy. Gpi i...

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Program areas at Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

Carbon Management Economy-Wide Deployment of Carbon Capture, Use, & Storage (CCUS) The Carbon Capture Coalition, co-convened by GPI, released a first-ever consensus Federal Policy Blueprint illustrating a comprehensive agenda on CCUS deployment in the US which builds on the federal tax credit passed with the help of the Coalition. Now more than 70 members, the Coalition is the most diverse energy and environmental group in the US. GPI staffs 4 additional groups focused on state and regional CCUS. GPI hosts the only national conference on CCUS, gathering key leaders in policy, tech, industry, finance, & environmental sectors to show support & momentum for CCUS. Comments Submitted to US Department of Treasury on 45Q Carbon Capture Coalition, co-convened by GPI, submitted comments, recommendations, and model guidance to US Department of Treasury on 45Q Tax Credit Implementation. This represents 13 months of work to reach consensus among the diverse members of the ...

Decarbonizing Electricity GPI co-convenes the e21 Initiative which provides valuable leadership in shaping a 21st Century electric system in Minnesota. Building on the blueprint created through the e21 process, GPI lent its facilitation abilities, knowledge of the utility industry, and experiences to assist other states and utilities in the Midwest and on both US coasts as they navigate changes in utility business models. States and utilities are looking to modernize their grid, add more renewable energy or energy efficiency to their portfolios, and other opportunities to better position them in the future. e21 Initiative GPI co-convenes the e21 Initiative with the Center for Energy and Environment. e21 seeks to advance a decarbonized, customer-centric, and technologically modern electric system in Minnesota by ensuring that utility business models are aligned with the public interest. e21 works by convening diverse groups of stakeholders to foster learning, collaboration, and problem-solving around complex regulatory proceedings ...

Transportation and Fuels Road Map to Decarbonization in the Midcontinent. Led by GPI, a diverse coalition of stakeholders developed a road map to show how electric vehicles (EVs) can drastically lower emissions from the region's largest emitting sector. This 2nd chapter builds on work released in 2018 focused on the electricity sector and is part of GPI's continuing effort to give state leadership, policy makers, and others a blueprint to a low-carbon future. This work is significant given the diverse makeup of the stakeholders involved and the rigorous analysis. It is the first-of-its-kind road map to decarbonization for any region in the US. Supporting Increased Electric Vehicle Adoption in Minnesota Through the public-private partnership Drive Electric Minnesota, facilitated by GPI, staff worked to educate the public and legislators on the economic and environmental importance of increased electric vehicle (EV) adoption and infrastructure in the state. While proposed bills would have ...

Form 990s for Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Sep 3, 2020990View PDF
2019-06Aug 19, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Jun 28, 2017990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,242,898
Program services$93,447
Investment income and dividends$2,633
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$5,338,978

Vendors for Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Abdo Eick and Meyers LLPTax accounting2020-04-20
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-11-20
█████████Content management system software2019-11-20
█████████Marketing software2019-11-20
██████████Fundraising software2019-11-20
██████████ ██████████ ███████ ███Program Consulting$159,2412019-06-01
████ ██████ ██████████Program Consulting$126,4452019-06-01
█████████ ██████████Program Consulting$183,7882019-06-01
...and four more vendors

Personnel at Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Rolf NordstromPresident and Chief Executive Officer / President , Director , Chief Executive Officer$172,300Sept. 3, 2020
Trevor DrakeProgram Manager , Electricity and Efficiency / President and Chief Executive Officer-Feb. 13, 2020
███████ ███████Chief Operating Officer-Feb. 13, 2020
█████ ███████Chief Operating Officer / Metro Cert Director-Feb. 13, 2020
████ █████████Chief Administrative Offic$85,528June 30, 2019
████ ██████████Vice President , Communities-Feb. 13, 2020
████ ████████Vice President , Carbon Management$101,744Feb. 13, 2020
█████ ██████Director of Finance and Administration / Communications Director-Feb. 13, 2020
█████ ██████Director of Finance and Administration-Nov. 15, 2019
████ █████Communications Director-Feb. 13, 2020
...and 13 more key personnel

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