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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Tenth Meeting

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 18, 2009

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

Energy Finance and Policy Division


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the tenth meeting to order at 2:53 PM on February 18, 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
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Kulick Jackson, Gail
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Obermueller, Mike
Persell, John
Sailer, Brita
Welti, Andy


Members excused:

Beard, Michael

A quorum was present.

Rep. Nornes moved approval of the minutes of February 16. The motion prevailed.

2:56 PM
Rep Falk moved that HF357 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Falk moved the H0357DE3 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Rep. Falk presented the bill.

2:58 PM
Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mr. Dan Juhl, CEO
Juhl Wind
dan@juhlwind.com
996 190th Ave, Woodstock, MN 56186 | 877-584-5946
www.juhlwind.com

3:02 PM
Gen. Wesley Clark, Board of Directors, Juhl Wind Inc.
Wesley K. Clark & Associates, LLC
202-352-1022 (c) | 501-244-2203 (fax) |
wclark@wesleyclark.com
P.O. Box 3276, Little Rock, AR 72203-3236 | 501-244-9522

3:31 PM
Testifying in against the bill:

Ms. Deb Birgen, Manager, State Legislative Relations
Missouri River Energy Services
605-330-6996 (w) | 605-929-5678 (c) | 605-978-9397 (fax) |
dbirgen@mrenergy.com
3724 W Avera Dr, P.O. Box 88920, Sioux Falls, SD 57109-8920
www.mrenergy.com

3:40 PM
Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mr. Randy Knott, Design/Civil Technician
HDR Engineering, Inc.
218-681-6100 (w) | 218-681-6262 (fax) |
randy.knott@hdrinc.com
324 2nd St. E, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
www.hdrinc.com

3:43 PM
Testifying against the bill:

Mr. Paul Johnson, Renewable Energy Project Development
Minnesota Power
218-722-2641 x 3317 (w) | 218-349-7424 (c) | 218-723-3983 (fax) |
pbjohnson1@mnpower.com
30 West Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2093 | 218-722-5642
www.mnpower.com

4:03 PM
Testifying on the bill:

Mr. John Ihle, Wind Developer
Glacial Ridge Wind Project
701-232-4948 (h) |

4:13 PM
Testifying on the bill:

Mr. Derick Dahlen, CEO, MMPA and Avant Energy
Avant Energy Services
612-252-6521 (w) | 612-349-6108 (fax) |
Derick.Dahlen@avantenergy.com
200 S 6th St, Ste 300, Minneapolis, MN 55402 | 612-349-6868
www.avantenergy.com

Handout: Dahlen.Comments

4:20 PM
Testifying in favor of the bill:

Mayor Mike Manderscheid
City of Woodstock
400 3rd Ave N, Woodstock, MN 56186 | 507-777-4184

4:23 PM - The meeting was adjourned.


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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF357 (Falk) C-BED contracts provided.