Minnesota’s energy policy must enable businesses to obtain competitively-priced, reliable electricity and transportation fuel while minimizing environmental impacts. Competitively-priced, reliable electricity is critical to the health of Minnesota’s economy. Unfortunately, Minnesota’s commercial and industrial (C&I) power rates have increased faster than the U.S. average and faster than inflation, and in many cases are higher than in neighboring states.
2017 LEGISLATIVE RESULTS
We delivered savings on energy costs.
- Renewable fuels: Reforms to the Renewable Development Fund include changing the expensive biomass power mandate, yielding about $700 million in ratepayer savings over 11 years; eliminates expensive Made in MN solar subsidy; requires Public Utilities Commission to consider how electricity rates compare to national average.