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STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the sixth meeting to order at 12:33 P.M. on, February 4, 2013, in room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
Hortman, Melissa, Chair
Morgan, Will, Vice-Chair
Garofalo, Pat, Republican Lead
Allen
Atkins
Beard
Falk
Hackbarth
Hornstein
Kelly
Quam
Scott
Selcer


Members excused:
Masin
Yarusso

Testimony was presented to Committee members by the following:


Nathan Franzen, Director of Solar, Geronimo Energy
A handout was given to Committee members "The Solar Market, February 4, 2013, Geronimo Energy."

Tracy Anderson, 3M Renewable Energy Division
A handout was given to Committee members "3M Renewable Energy Division, Photovoltaics (PV) industry overview."

John Carrol, Silicon Energy
A handout was given to Committee members, "Minnesota Job Creation through Solar Energy, Silicon Energy, February 2013."

Scott Schroeder, Honeywell

Rebecca Lundberg, President-CEO of Powerfully Green
A handout copy of the slide presentation was given to Committee members.

Jason Edens, Rural Energy Alliance
A handout was given to Committee members "Solar Air Heat - RREAL."

John Frederick, CEO, Silent Power Inc.
A handout was given to Committee members "Silent Power, Inc. Energy when it's needed."

Randy Hagen, Solar Skies.
A handout was given to Committee members "SolarSkies, Engaging the Sun."

Wayne LaForge, Sundial Solar

Erica Forsman and Joel Cannon, tenKsolar
A handout was given to Committee members "tenK Solar, World Class Fully integrated PV Power Plant."

Lynn Hinkle, Policy Director, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association
A handout was given to Committee members "Solar Energy Jobs for Minnesota."


Representative Morgan moved adoption of the January 29, 2013 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.




The meeting adjourned at 2:03 P.M.







REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR



Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant

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