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Energy Policy

THIRTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2014

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


ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, called the thirtieth meeting to order at 12:10 P.M. on, March 18, 2014, in room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Allen

A quorum was present.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2924 before the Committee.

HF2924 (Garofalo) Electric power generating plants regulated, and solar generation facilities allowed to be eligible for alternative review.

Testimony was given by:
Nathan Franzen, Geronimo Energy

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of amendment H2924A1.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Garofalo recommended that HF2924 be re-referred as amended to the General Register.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Garofalo moved approval of the March 17, 2014 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.


Representative Garofalo moved HF2666 before the Committee.

HF2666 (Garofalo) Electric generation facility exception provided to certificate of need requirements.

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of amendment H2666A1.
The amendment was adopted.


Representative Garofalo moved adoption of the oral amendment to H2666A1,
Line 1.5 after the, insert “system or”
The amendment was incorporated.

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of the oral amendment to H2666A1,
Line 1.3 delete “,”.
The amendment was incorporated.

Testimony was given by:
Ben Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Joe Sullivan, Wind on the Wires
Lynn Hinkle, MN-SEIA
Shanelle Montana, EDF, RE

A handout was given to Committee members:
“Wind on the Wires”

Representative Garofalo recommended that HF2666 be re-referred as amended to the General Register.
The motion prevailed.


Representative Garofalo moved HF2884 before the Committee.

HF2884 (Garofalo) Special electric tariff required for charging electric vehicles.

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of amendment H2884A1.
The amendment was adopted.

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of amendment H2884A2.
The amendment was adopted.

Testimony was given by:
Ross Abbey, Fresh Energy
Joel Johnson, Minnesota Rural Electric Association
Bill Black, Minnesota Utilities
Mark Hanson, Blaine, MN
Lynn Hinkle, MN-SEIA

Representative Garofalo recommended that HF2884 be re-referred as amended to the General Register.
The motion prevailed.


The meeting adjourned at 1:14 P.M.









REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR




Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2884 (Garofalo) - Special electric tariff required for charging electric vehicles.
  • HF2924 (Garofalo) - Electric power generating plants regulated, and solar generation facilities allowed to be eligible for alternative review.
  • HF2666 (Garofalo) - Electric generation facility exception provided to certificate of need requirements.
Documents:

**Amendments are due to Committee Administrator Peter Strohmeier by noon, March 17.