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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, February 22, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


CLIMATE AND ENERGY FINANCE AND POLICY MINUTES

Representative Jamie Long, Chair of the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on February 22nd, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Long, Jamie, Chair
Acomb, Patty, Vice Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Bierman, Robert
Boe, Greg
Christensen, Shelly
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Hollins, Athena
Hornstein, Frank
Igo, Spencer
Lee, Fue
Lippert, Todd
Lislegard, Dave
Mekeland, Shane
Munson, Jeremy
Stephenson, Zack

A quorum was present.

Presenting on Xcel’s Integrated Resource Plan:
• Farah Mandich, Director of Resource Planning, Xcel Energy

Presenting on interconnection:
• Elizabeth (Ann) Swanson, Pine Island resident
• Dawn Doering, Lindstrom resident
• Peter Teigland, Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, MNSEIA
• Griffin Dooling, CEO, Blue Horizon Energy
• David Shaffer, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, Novel Energy Solutions
• Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy

Representative Lippert presented HF 3222, a bill for an act relating to energy; appropriating money to develop and deploy an innovative electric grid management project in Northfield.
Representative Lippert moved that HF 3222 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF 3222:
• Dorothea Hrossowyc, Northfield resident
• Julian White, Partner, Nokomis Energy
• Brendan Dillon, Partner, Nokomis Energy
• Ben Martig, City Administrator, Northfield
• Rick Evans, Director of Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy

Representative Lippert renewed his motion that HF 3222 be laid over for possible inclusion.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:01 PM.

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Representative Jamie Long, Chair

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Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3222 (Lippert) - Northfield; innovative electric grid management project development and deployment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3337 (Long) - Energy and climate change needs supplemental budget established; energy conservation, Public Utility Commission proceedings, energy storage, renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy-related economic development, greenhouse gas emissions, and other energy and climate policy provisions added and modified; accounts created; grant programs established; rulemaking authorized; reports required; technical changes made; and money transferred and appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:24 - Xcel Energy's Integrated Resource Plan.
1:09:53 - HF3222 (Lippert) Northfield; innovative electric grid management project development and deployment funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


Presentation from Xcel Energy on their Integrated Resource Plan
HF 3222 (Lippert) - Northfield; innovative electric grid management project development and deployment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 3337 (Long) - Utility report submission dates modified.
*Bills may be added to the agenda.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.

If you wish to submit written testimony or testify via Zoom, please send the written testimony or the request to testify to Mike.Molzahn@house.mn by noon the day before the meeting.

Meeting documents will be posted on the committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92008

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