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ELEVENTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

ENERGY AND CLIMATE FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair of the Energy and Climate Finance & Policy Division, called the first meeting to order at 9:48 A.M. on, February 21, 2019, in room 120 of the Capitol Building.

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

Members present:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Acomb
Baker
Bierman
Boe
Christensen
Halverson
Hornstein
Mahoney
Mekeland
Stephenson

Members excused:
Garofalo

Representative Halverson moved adoption of the February 19, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1360 (Long) - Commercial PACE loan program modified.

Representative Long moved that HF1360 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Long moved the HF1360A19-0054 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long moved the HF1360A19-0055 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1360:
Representative Long
Peter Klein, Vice President of Finance, St. Paul Port Authority
John Cameron, President at Cameron Law Office
Benjamin Stafford, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Clean Energy Economy Minnesota
Michael Thalhimer, Director of Business Development, All Energy Solar

Representative Long renewed the motion that HF1360, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1165 (Claflin) - Utility cost recovery of energy storage system pilot project criteria established, investor-owned utilities required to include energy storage system assessment in integrated resource plans, energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis required, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Wagenius moved that HF1165 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Chair Wagenius moved the HF1165DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1165:
Representative Claflin
Peder Mewis, Clean Grid Alliance
David Schaffer, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association
John Berns, Berns Knight Law Firm

Chair Wagenius moved an oral amendment to HF1165DE2 as follows: Page 2, line 28, delete “and generation and transmission cooperative electric association”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Swedzinski moved the HF1165A1 amendment and requested a roll-call vote on the motion. The results are as follows:

AYES:
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Baker
Boe
Mekeland

NAYS:
Wagenius, Jean, Chair
Long, Jamie, Vice-Chair
Acomb
Bierman
Christensen
Halverson
Stephenson

ABSENT
Garofalo
Hornstein
Mahoney

On a vote of FOUR AYES, SEVEN NAYS and THREE ABSENT. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Public Testimony on HF1165:
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy
Loren Laugtug, Otter Tail Power Company
Bill Black, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association

Chair Wagenius renewed the motion that HF1165, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 A.M.




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Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair





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Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF 1165 (Claflin) Energy Storage Systems HF 1360 (Long) Modifying Commericial PACE Loan Program If you wish to testify, please contact Mike Molzahn at mike.molzahn@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF1165 (Claflin) - Utility cost recovery of energy storage system pilot project criteria established, investor-owned utilities required to include energy storage system assessment in integrated resource plans, energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis required, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1360 (Long) - Commercial PACE loan program modified.
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00:44 - HF1360 (Long) Commercial PACE loan program modified. 32:58 - HF1165 (Claflin) Utility cost recovery of energy storage system pilot project criteria established, investor-owned utilities required to include energy storage system assessment in integrated resource plans, energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis required, report required, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.