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Energy Finance and Policy Division

Twenty-Fourth Meeting

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 21, 2007

State of Minnesota Twenty-Fourth Meeting
House of Representatives Eighty-Fifth Session

Energy Finance and Policy Division

Minutes


Representative Bill Hilty, Chair, called the twenty-fourth meeting to order at 2:23 PM on March 21, 2007 in Room 200 of the State office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

Hilty, Bill
Ruud, Maria
Westrom, Torrey
Beard, Michael
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Gardner, Paul
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hoppe, Joe
Johnson, Sheldon
Kalin, Jeremy
Knuth, Kate
Magnus, Doug
Nornes, Bud
Ozment, Dennis
Peterson, Aaron
Sailer, Brita
Slocum, Linda
Wagenius, Jean
Welti, Andy


A quorum was present.

Rep. Slocum moved the adoption of the minutes from the meeting on March 19, 2007:

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established.

2:25 PM - Rep. Hilty moved that HF1392 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Ways and Means.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2253 (Peterson, A.) Community-based energy development projects provisions modified, renewable energy projects regulated, Public Utilities Commission policies required, wind energy permits authorized, and renewable energy option program sunset repealed.

2:25 PM - Rep. Peterson HF2253 to be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommendation to place it on the General Register.

2:26 PM - Rep. Peterson moved the H253DE1 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

2:26 PM - Rep. Peterson presented the bill.

Testifying in favor of the bill:

2:39 PM - Mike Bull, Assistant Commissioner of Renewable Energy, Minnesota Department of Commerce.

2:44 PM - George Crocker, Executive Director, North American Water Office.

2:49 PM -- Mike Bull, Assistant Commissioner of Renewable Energy, Minnesota Department of Commerce

2:50 PM - Dennis Fultz, Outland Renewable Energy LLC, 12167 Aspen Ave, Tracy MN 56175.

2:55 PM - Jay Allsup, CFO, Outland Renewable Energy LLC.

3:11 PM -- Dennis Fultz, Outland Renewable Energy LLC

3:13 PM - Paula Maccabee, consultant, Windustry; 2105 First Ave., S, Minneapolis, MN 55404; 651-646-8890.

3:18 PM - Ryan Wolf, Community wind developer; 134 Windsor Dr., Le Sueur, MN; 507-381-7239.

3:19 PM - Dan Juhl, Wind developer, and C-BED steering committee; 869 190th Ave, Woodstock, MN 56186; 507-777-4310.

3:26 PM - Mike Bull, Assistant Commissioner of Renewable Energy, Minnesota Department of Commerce

3:37 PM- Rep. Peterson renewed his motion that HF2253 pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Finance with a recommendation to place it on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 PM.

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Representative Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF2253 (Peterson, A.) Community-based energy development projects provisions modified, renewable energy projects regulated, Public Utilities Commission policies required, wind energy permits authorized, and renewable energy option program
sunset repealed.

Added to the agenda:
HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established.