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TWELFTH MEETING - Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 9:46 A.M. on, February 26, 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
Hornstein
Mahoney
Mekeland
Stephenson

Members excused:
Garofalo
Halverson

Representative Long moved adoption of the February 21, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner for Legislative & Intergovernmental Relations of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, presented to the committee an overview of the Governor’s budget.

Craig McDonnell, Assistant Commissioner for Air & Climate Policy at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, continued the overview of the Governor’s budget.

Tim Sexton, Chief Sustainability Office at the Department of Transportation, answered questions related to electric vehicle infrastructure.

HF 1022 (Long) Utility's solar energy incentive program amended.

Representative Long moved that HF1022 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF1022:
Representative Long
Liz Lucente, MNSEIA
Marty Morud, TruNorth Solar
Tim Gulden, Winona Renewable Energy
Braden Solum, iDeal Energies
John McCarthy, All Energy Solar
Addison Arnold, Novel Energy Solutions
Bob Priem, Winona Renewable Energy

Public Testimony on HF1022:
Mouli Vaidyanathan, Solar Pod
Rick Evans, Xcel Energy

Representative Wagenius laid over HF1022 for possible inclusion.

The meeting adjourned at 11:16 A.M.





Rep. Jean Wagenius, Chair






Zachary Zimmerman
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Governor's budget items from MPCA HF 1022 (Long) Utility's solar energy incentive program amended HF 1191 (Wagenius) Public Utilities Commission directed to develop and approve public utilities energy conservation financial incentive.

Bills Added:
  • HF1022 (Long) - Utility's solar energy incentive program amended.
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