Minnesota Legislative & Regulatory
The 91st Legislative Session began Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The Legislature adjourned May 20, to conclude the first part of the biennium session. Special Session commenced May 24. Special Session adjourned May 25, 2019. The Legislature will convene for the second part of the biennium session on February 11, 2020.
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.
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.