Minnesota Legislative & Regulatory


The 93rd legislative session of the Minnesota Legislature will convene at noon, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

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.

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.


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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