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Note: Meetings are listed by date with the most recent meeting at the top. If there is a television recording of the meeting links to that format will be available below.


Energy Policy

Monday, April 28, 2014
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Agenda: HF2883 and the DE2 Amendment have been removed from the agenda. The Energy Policy Committee will hear an explanation of the legal issues of State of North Dakota, et.al vs. Beverly Heydinger, Public Utilities Commission, et.al.

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10:23 - Gavel, and an informational hearing where the committee heard an explanation of the legal issues of State of North Dakota vs Beverly Heydinger, PUC.
Runs 45 minutes.


Energy Policy

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Agenda: *HF2834 will become the Energy Omnibus Bill. Amendments are due to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 2 p.m., March 26. The DE3 is a compilation of bills heard by the Energy Policy Committee and/or scheduled for the March 25 Energy Policy Committee hearing. The DE includes language from HF3110 (Hortman), HF2466 (Selcer), HF2844 (Morgan), HF2884 (Garofalo), HF2375 (Hortman), HF2666 (Garofalo), HF2924 (Garofalo), HF2918 (Morgan), HF2704 (Anderson, S.), and HF2866 (Erickson, R.)
HF2834 (Hortman) Omnibus energy bill.



Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Agenda: Additional bills may be added.
*HF3205 will be heard for informational purposes.
HF3110 (Hortman) Residential customer protections modified pertaining to medically necessary equipment.
HF2844 (Morgan) Interconnection of distributed renewable electric generation information collection required.
HF3205 (Metsa) Microenergy loan program modified to include community energy projects.
HF2704 (AndersonS) Transmission line siting regulated.



Energy Policy

Monday, March 24, 2014
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Agenda: Additional bills may be added.
HF2866 (Erickson) Legislative Energy Commission requested to investigate strategies to convert users of propane gas to natural gas or other fuels.
HF2603 (Hortman) Community energy efficiency and renewable energy loan program modified, permissible administrative expenses modified for disbursement of supplemental low-income home energy assistance, and weatherization assistance program money appropriated.
HF2967 (Garofalo) Commerce Department utilities assessment amount amended; and incremental revenue allocated to develop and maintain a statewide uniform energy conservation reporting system for utilities.



Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Agenda: **Amendments are due to Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier by noon, March 17.
HF2884 (Garofalo) Special electric tariff required for charging electric vehicles.
HF2666 (Garofalo) Electric generation facility exception provided to certificate of need requirements.
HF2924 (Garofalo) Electric power generating plants regulated, and solar generation facilities allowed to be eligible for alternative review.



Energy Policy

Monday, March 17, 2014
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Agenda: *Amendments are due to Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier by 4 p.m. March 14.
HF2719 (Anzelc) Biorefinery using cellulosic feedstock environmental review requirements modified.
HF2911 (Davnie) Solar energy systems exempted from property taxation, and solar energy production tax established.
HF2918 (Morgan) Solar energy system residential use restrictions prohibited.
HF2834 (Hortman) Omnibus energy bill.
HF2869 (Newberger) Coal energy standard provided.
HF2828 (Quam) Pipeline permitting efficiency goal established.



Energy Policy

Monday, March 17, 2014
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Agenda: Issues related to municipalization and community choice aggregation.
*HF1450, HF945, and HF2732 are informational and no vote will be taken. Action will be taken on HF2877. The Chair has waived the amendment deadline for HF2877.
HF1450 (Dehn) Public utility franchise agreement provided, and municipalities authorized to charge public utility fee.
HF945 (Hornstein) Public Utilities Commission just compensation determination factor amended for a utility purchased by a municipality.
HF2732 (Garofalo) Municipal energy goal costs allocated.
HF2877 (Falk) Community energy choice aggregation program study required, and money appropriated.



Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Agenda: **Action will be taken on HF2375 and HF1174. Amendments are due to Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier by 12:30 p.m., March 10. If you want to sign up to testify, please contact Peter Strohmeier at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn.
HF2375 (Hortman) Public utilities; on-bill loan repayment programs provided, and long-range emission reduction planning required.
HF1174 (Falk) Public Utilities Commission required to initiate a proceeding culminating in an order establishing standards for utility rates regarding the interconnection of small electric generating facilities.


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06:20 - Gavel.
06:31 - HF2375 (Hortman) Gas or electric services bill authorized to include charges for conservation improvements, Sustainable Building 2030 incentive rate required , and industrial energy efficiency plans required to meet forecasted electric generation capacity needs.
36:26 - HF1174 (Falk) Public Utilities Commission required to initiate a proceeding culminating in an order establishing standards for utility rates regarding the interconnection of small electric generating facilities.
Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.


Energy Policy

Monday, March 10, 2014
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Agenda: **Action will be taken on HF2537. Amendments are due to Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier by noon, March 7. If you want to sign up to testify, please contact Peter Strohmeier at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn.
HF2537 (Marquart) Propane; terms of sale and service regulated and service during the heating season discontinued with respect to residential propane customers, and registration of and reporting by propane distributors required.



Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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Agenda: Short- and long-term issues related to the propane shortage.
**HF2539 and HF2210 are informational only and no vote will be taken at this time.
HF2539 (AndersonP) Propane tanks exempted.
HF2210 (McNamar) Propane price gouging prohibited.


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00:18 - Gavel, and discussion of short- and long-term issues related to the propane shortage.
47:46 - HF2539 (Anderson) Propane tanks exempted.
51:46 - HF2210 (McNamar) Propane price gouging prohibited.
Runs 1 hour, 1 minute.


Energy Policy

Monday, March 3, 2014
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Agenda: Presentations by utilities on energy assistance programs.
**NOTE: Action will be taken on HF1866, HF2541, and HF2466.
HF1866 (Morgan) Commerce Department advisory groups governing provisions modified.
HF2541 (Hortman) Energy improvement program changes made for local governments, and technical changes made.
HF2466 (Selcer) Low-income residential electric customer programs regulated.



Energy Policy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Agenda: Heating assistance and weatherization.


Energy Policy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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Agenda: Lake Region Electric Cooperative presentation on community solar project.
Presentation on Xcel's proposed community solar program.
Feedback from interested parties on the proposed program.
If you are interested in testifying, please contact Peter Strohmeier at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn. If you have any handouts for the committee hearing, please provide the handouts to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2013.


Energy Policy

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Agenda: Presentation on the state and global trends of solar energy economics and markets from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.


Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Agenda: Update on Solar Rewards Program and Made in Minnesota Solar Bonus Program.
HF655 (Howe) High-voltage transmission line routing process regulated, and designation of a preferred route prohibited in the permitting process.



Energy Policy

Monday, March 18, 2013
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Agenda: *HF255 is for informational purposes.
HF255 (Atkins) Commerce commissioner directed to assess federal progress in developing a permanent repository for high-level radioactive waste, reports required, and actions to be taken specified by commissioner and Public Utilities Commission.
HF1205 (AndersonS) Transmission lines assessment of need and routing regulated.



Energy Policy

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Agenda: Markup of omnibus energy bill.
*Amendments to omnibus energy bill due by noon on March 13.
HF956 (Hortman) Omnibus energy bill.



Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Agenda: Walkthrough of DE3 Amendment to HF956 (Hortman) Omnibus Energy Bill.
HF956 (Hortman) Omnibus energy bill.



Energy Policy

Monday, March 11, 2013
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Agenda:
HF1001 (WardJo) Utility disconnection notice to cities regulated.
HF1079 (BensonJ) Geothermal heating and cooling systems allowed to apply to a utility's renewable energy obligation under certain conditions.
HF1167 (Melin) Renewable development account funds allocated, "Made in Minnesota" solar energy production incentive account created, and financial incentives provided for photovoltaic modules manufactured in Minnesota.
HF1029 (Persell) Petroleum inspection fee revenue clarified.
HF1147 (Dehn) Energy improvement program terms defined for local governments.
HF1326 (McNamar) Emission reduction project cost recovery provided.
HF879 (Falk) University of Minnesota; renewable energy research funding extended.
HF1075 (Falk) Renewable development account annual transferred fee revised for each cask of spent nuclear fuel stored in Minnesota.
HF1170 (Falk) Small electricity generator maximum capacity to qualify for net metering amended, rate at which small generators may elect to be paid by utilities definition amended, and treatment of a purchase from a small generator by a nongenerating utility supplied by a municipal power agency amended.
HF1174 (Falk) Public Utilities Commission required to initiate a proceeding culminating in an order establishing standards for utility rates regarding the interconnection of small electric generating facilities.
HF1015 (Selcer) Gas utility infrastructure cost recovery regulated.
HF1146 (Morgan) Public Utilities Commission required to initiate a proceeding regarding interconnection of distributed generation facilities, establishment and operation provided for community solar generating facilities, ownership of renewable energy credit governing provisions amended, and residential solar design standards established.
HF1000 (Kelly) Emissions reduction-rate rider modified for projects, and commissioner of commerce required to make assessments to fund clean energy resource teams.
HF1084 (Kelly) Transmission cost utility recovery regulated.
HF1301 (Hortman) State energy conservation policies provided.
HF338 (Bly) Eminent domain provisions modified with respect to electric power utilities.
HF955 (Hortman) Small electric generators maximum capacity to qualify for net metering amended.
HF854 (Atkins) Distributed generation and renewable energy provisions modified, conservation improvement investments for low-income programs regulated, and eminent domain and condemnation procedures modified.
HF567 (Melin) Solar energy requirements modified for state buildings.
HF623 (Melin) Biomass mandate project and a proposed high-voltage transmission line regulated.
HF421 (Quam) Hydroelectric energy project revolving loan fund established to facilitate the dredging of lakes to improve water flow, report required, funding provided, and money appropriated.



Energy Policy

Friday, March 8, 2013
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Agenda:
HF880 (Hornstein) Renewable energy standard increased and extended to 2030, solar energy standard established, renewable energy projects exempted from the certificate of need process, uniform reporting of rate impacts of meeting the renewable energy standard required, and treatment and trading of renewable energy credits modified.



Energy Policy

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Agenda:
HF854 (Atkins) Distributed generation and renewable energy provisions modified, conservation improvement investments for low-income programs regulated, and eminent domain and condemnation procedures modified.
HF955 (Hortman) Small electric generators maximum capacity to qualify for net metering amended.
HF956 (Hortman) Omnibus energy bill.



Energy Policy

Monday, March 4, 2013
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Agenda:
HF320 (McNamar) School energy conservation revolving loan program established, school districts permitted to repay energy conservation loans from levies made without voter approval, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF567 (Melin) Solar energy requirements modified for state buildings.
HF623 (Melin) Biomass mandate project and a proposed high-voltage transmission line regulated.
HF780 (Mahoney) Waste heat recovered and used as thermal energy and biomass-generated thermal energy permitted to be counted toward energy savings goals.
HF843 (Garofalo) Utilities and associations permitted to retain unspent funds if it contributes to a low-income home energy assistance program.



Energy Policy

Monday, March 4, 2013
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Agenda: The committee will meet only if we don't complete the afternoon's agenda.


Energy Policy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Agenda: If you are interested in testifying, please contact the committee administrator at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn *HF773 is informational only and no vote will be taken.
HF773 (Morgan) Solar value rate that utilities may pay to owners of solar photovoltaic systems established, solar energy standard established, solar photovoltaic systems made eligible to receive a renewable energy production incentive payment, account established, studies required, funding provided, and money appropriated.


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HF773 (Morgan) Solar value rate that utilities may pay to owners of solar photovoltaic systems established, solar energy standard established, solar photovoltaic systems made eligible to receive a renewable energy production incentive payment, account established, studies required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.


Energy Policy

Monday, February 25, 2013
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Agenda: Overview from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO).

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00:20 - Gavel, and overview from Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO).
Runs 58 minutes.


Energy Policy

Monday, February 18, 2013
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Agenda: Overview on Renewable Development Fund.
HF337 (Lillie) Electric generation facility personal property exemption provided.


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01:30 - Gavel, and consideration of HF337 (Lillie) Electric generation facility personal property exemption provided.
20:35 - Overview on Renewable Development Fund.
Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.


Energy Policy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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Agenda: Presentation on weatherization programs in Minnesota.
*HF338 is informational only and no vote will be taken.
HF338 (Bly) Eminent domain provisions modified with respect to electric power utilities.



Energy Policy

Monday, February 11, 2013
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Agenda: Overviews on combined heat and power energy systems and waste heat to power


Energy Policy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Agenda: Informational overview on Conservation Improvement Program (CIP), weatherization and energy efficiency


Energy Policy

Monday, February 4, 2013
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Agenda: Presentations on solar energy.


Energy Policy

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Agenda: Presentations on waste-to-energy, biomass and wind energy.


Energy Policy

Monday, January 28, 2013
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Agenda: Presentations from utilities continued and overview from Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on energy sector emissions and Environmental Protection Agency regulations.


Energy Policy

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Agenda: Presentations by electric utilities

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02:49 - Gavel.
Presentations by electric utilities:.
03:18 - Otter Tail Power.
23:45 - Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association.
41:40 - Minnesota Power.
Runs 54 minutes.


Energy Policy

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Agenda: Overview from the Public Utilities Commission


Energy Policy

Monday, January 14, 2013
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Agenda: Member Introductions, Overview from House Research, and Overview from Department of Commerce

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