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Energy Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - October 23, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the twenty-third meeting to order at 6:34 P.M. on, October 23, 2013, in room 10 of the State Office Building.

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

Members present:
Hortman, Melissa, Chair
Garofalo, Pat, Republican Lead
Atkins
Beard
Falk
Hornstein
Masin
Quam
Scott
Selcer
Yarusso

Members excused:
Morgan, Will, Vice-Chair
Allen
Hackbarth
Kelly



Presentation by Lake Region Electric Cooperative Association on community solar project.

A handout was given to committee members, “A Cooperative Solar Solution, Lake Region Electric Cooperative”.

Testifying before the committee:

Tim Thompson, Lake Region Electric Cooperative

Joel Johnson, Minnesota Rural Electric Association

Feedback from interested parties on the proposed program.

Testifying before the committee:

Beth Mercer-Taylor, Falcon Heights City Council
Bryce Hamilton, Plymouth Congregational Church Member

Presentation on Xcel's proposed community solar program.

Handouts were given to committee members: “Xcel Solar Garden Proposal, October 23, 2013” and “Xcel Energy Petition Docket No. E002/M-13-867”.


Testifying before the committee:

Rick Evans, Xcel Energy
Deb Sundin, Xcel Energy


Feedback from interested parties on the proposed program.

Testifying before the committee:

Ross Abbey, Fresh Energy
Elizabeth Glidden, Minneapolis City Council
Lynn Hinkle, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association
Ken Bradley, MN Community Solar, LLC







The meeting adjourned at 8:32 P.M.





REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR




Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Lake Region Electric Cooperative presentation on community solar project.
Presentation on Xcel's proposed community solar program.
Feedback from interested parties on the proposed program.

If you are interested in testifying, please contact Peter Strohmeier at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn. If you have any handouts for the committee hearing, please provide the handouts to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 23, 2013.