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Energy Policy

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 26, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 12:11 P.M. on, February 26, 2013, in room 5 of the State Office Building.

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

Members present:
Hortman, Melissa, Chair
Morgan, Will, Vice-Chair
Garofalo, Pat, Republican Lead
Allen
Atkins
Beard
Falk
Hackbarth
Hornstein
Kelly
Masin
Quam
Scott
Selcer
Yarusso

Members excused:


Representative Morgan moved that HF773 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus energy bill.

Representative Morgan presented the bill HF773

HF773 (Morgan) Solar value rate that utilities may pay to owners of solar photovoltaic systems established, solar energy standard established, solar photovoltaic systems made eligible to receive a renewable energy production incentive payment, account established, studies required, and money appropriated.


Representative Morgan moved adoption of amendment H0773DE1.
The amendment was adopted.


John Farrell, Institute for Local Self Reliance
A handout was given to Committee members, "Solar Energy Jobs Act 2013, dated February 26, 2013."
Lynn Hinkle, MN Solar Energy Industry Association

Dustin Denison, Applied Energy Innovations

Bill Black, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association
Deb Birgen, Missouri River Energy Services
Larry Johnston, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power

Nathan Franzen, Director of Solar, Geronimo

Ben Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Pete Paris, Steel Metal Worker

Rick Evans, Xcel Energy

Jennifer Schaubach, Legislative Director, AFL-CIO

Joel Johnson, Government Affairs Director, Minnesota Rural Electric Association

Christy Newell, Coordinator, MN Youth Environmental Network

Michael Noble, Director, Fresh Energy

V. Bruce Stenswick, Public Citizen

Logan Bailey, UM-Duluth Minnesota Public Research Group

The following handouts were given to Committee members: "BlueGreen Alliance, Statement of David Foster, dated February 25, 2013" and "Photovoltaic Solar Resource of the United States."



Representative Morgan moved approval of the February 25, 2013 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.




The meeting adjourned at 2:05 P.M.







REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR




Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF773 (Morgan) - Solar value rate that utilities may pay to owners of solar photovoltaic systems established, solar energy standard established, solar photovoltaic systems made eligible to receive a renewable energy production incentive payment, account established, studies required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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HF773 (Morgan) Solar value rate that utilities may pay to owners of solar photovoltaic systems established, solar energy standard established, solar photovoltaic systems made eligible to receive a renewable energy production incentive payment, account established, studies required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.


If you are interested in testifying, please contact the committee administrator at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
*HF773 is informational only and no vote will be taken.