Minnesota Legislative & Regulatory


The Legislature convened for the second part of the biennium session on February 11, 2020. Both houses adjourned sine die on May 18, 2020. The 92nd biennium session of the Minnesota Legislature will convene on January 5, 2021.

Missouri River Energy Services continuously monitors bills introduced in the Minnesota Legislature that could affect electric utilities in the State of Minnesota. In addition, you can find information about legislative committees, publications, who represents your utility interests, and more on the Minnesota Legislature website.

Minnesota Legislative Guide


Missouri River Energy Services regularly monitors state agencies to identify issues that might affect MRES or its municipal electric utility members.

Updates to Minnesota’s Distributed Generation Interconnection Standards, Docket 16-521
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) has established a Distributed Generation (DG) Workgroup to begin the process of establishing new Minnesota standards for the interconnection of DG facilities. The DG Workgroup will inform the development of recommendations for consideration by the full Commission as it transitions the Minnesota interconnection process to one based on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Small Generator Interconnection Procedures. Missouri River Energy Services is an active participant on the DG Workgroup. The MPUC is anticipated to adopt new state interconnection standards in 2018.

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