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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTIETH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

March 16, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. on Monday, March 16, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
CLARK, Karen
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LOONAN, Bob
METSA, Jason
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SIMONSON, Erik
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean


Members excused:

BAKER, Dave
MAHONEY, Tim

Representative Garofalo called the meeting to order at 12:45 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Simonson moved to approve the minutes from the previous hearing. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1782 (Anzelc) Energy-intensive trade-exposed electric utility customers provided competitive rate schedules. This bill was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Anzelc; Pat Mullen, Minnesota Power; Wayne Brandt, Minnesota Forest Industries; Benjamin Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce; David Lislegard, Lakehead Constructors and City of Aurora City Council; Harry Melander, St. Paul Building and Trades Council; Lori Fedo, Hibbing Chamber of Commerce; Rogerio Turatti, Gerdau Mill in St. Paul; William King, Mayor of Keewatin; Rick Cannata, Mayor of Hibbing; Benjamin DeNucci, Mayor of Nashwauk; Toliver Rapp, Cliffs Natural Resources; Julia Donnelly, International Union of Operating Engineers; Larry Sutherland, U.S. Steel Mining Solutions; Chris Masciantonio, US Steel; John Hottinger, Sierra Club Minnesota; testified on HF1782, as introduced.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Grant; Energy and Telecommunications for the Minnesota Department of Commerce; Gordon Pietsch, Director of Transmission Planning and Operations at Great River Energy; Matt Schuerger, President at Energy Systems Consulting Services, LLC; gave an overview of the November 2014 Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Study.

Representative Gunther assumed the gavel at 1:59 P.M.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 2:01 P.M.




The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 P.M.




Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair




Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Minnesota Department of Commerce Overview of its November 2014 Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Study; Discussion on Energy-Intensive Industries and Energy Affordability; HF1782 (Anzelc) Energy-intensive trade-exposed electric utility customers provided competitive rate schedules

Bills Added:
  • HF1782 (Anzelc) - Energy intensive trade-exposed electric utility customers provided competitive rate schedules.
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