Minnesota Legislative & Regulatory

Legislative

The 93rd legislative session of the Minnesota Legislature will reconvene Feb. 12, 2024.

MRES 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.

2023-2024 Minnesota Legislative Guide

Please note that the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association’s Legislative Conference will be held March 19-20 in St. Paul.

For more information about legislative activity in Minnesota, go to the Members Only section of the website to read the MRES Legislative Line, which breaks down bills and legislative issues for each of Missouri River's four member states — Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.


Regulatory

MRES 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. MRES is an active participant on the DG Workgroup.


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