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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Thirteenth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 02, 2009

State of Minnesota Thirteenth Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Sixth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the thirteenth meeting to order at about 2:50 PM on March 2, 2009 in the Basement hearing room of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Falk, Andrew
Westrom, Torrey
Anderson, Bruce
Atkins, Joe
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Magnus, Doug
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Nornes, Bud

A quorum was present.

Rep. Gunther moved approval of the minutes of February 25, 2009. The motion prevailed.

2:54 PM

HF1078 (Thissen) Renewable production of thermal energy policy established.

The Chair moved HF1078 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Thissen explained the bill.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

2:57 PM
Mr. Anders Rydaker, President & CEO
District Energy
651-297-8955 (w) | 651-221-0353 (fax) |
Hans O. Nyman Energy Center, 76 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1611 | 651-297-8955

3:17 PM
Mr. Mario Monesterio, Principal
Westwood Renewables
651-815-4045 (w) | 651-428-8397 (c) | 651-825-0069 (fax) |
7699 Anagram Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 | 952-697-5700

Handout: Westwood Renewables Testimony

3:42 PM
Mr. Dale Wahlstrom, CEO
Biobusiness Alliance of Minnesota
952-746-3816 (w) | 651-276-5735 (c) | 952-542-3088 (fax) |
1550 Utica Ave S, Suite 740, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 | 952-746-03847

Handout: BioBusiness Alliance, Destination 2025, Implementing the Recommendations

4:09 PM
Rep. Hackbarth moved to table the bill and asked for a roll call vote.

Rep. Hackbarch withdrew his motion.

The Chair renewed his motion that HF1078 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. The motion prevailed. The bill was passed.

4:15 PM

HF461 (Welti) Farm or ranch natural gas sales exempted from surcharges for utility low-income affordability programs

Rep. Welti explained HF461, which will be heard at the next meeting.

4:23 PM - The meeting was adjourned.


Westwood Renewables Testimony, (h1078_001_westwood.pdf)
BioBusiness Alliance, Destination 2025, Implementing the Recommendations, (h1078_003_biobusiness.pdf)
Destination 2025 (p. 9-13), (h1078_002_Destination_2025.pdf)

Representative Bill Hilty, Chair

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Organizational meeting:
Election of co-chairs
Discussion of members' goals for the Commission