2016 Minnesota Legislative & Regulatory

Regulatory

Missouri River Energy Services regularly monitors state agencies to identify issues that might affect MRES or its municipal electric utility members. You can find information about the regulatory matters we are monitoring or participating in by clicking on this link to Minnesota Regulatory.

Legislative

The Legislature will convene Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

 

2016 House Bill Introductions

  
HF 2486
(Baker):  A bill to allow revision of CIP goals for municipals and cooperatives; repeal of the 1 percent threshold for infrastructure efficiency counting towards CIP compliance.
Status: Pre-filed 1/29/16; referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

HF 2544 (Garofalo):  A bill to limit cumulative generation of net metered facilities in coop and municipal service territories to no more than 2 percent of the municipal's or cooperative's annual retail electric sales.
Status: Pre-filed 1/29/16; referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

HF 2545 (Garofalo):  A bill pertaining to IOUs and coops whose service territory has an annual unemployment rate of 40 percent or more; in such cases, the utility need not comply with several mandates of the state including the RES and CIP.
Status: Pre-filed 1/29/16; referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance.

 

2016 Senate Bill Introductions