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    Minnesota PUC Issues Decision Involving 14 Companies


    September 6, 2022 - Targeted News Service

     

      ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Sept. 1 (TNSsro) -- The Minnesota Utilities Commission issued the following decision involving Christensen Communication Co., Johnson Telephone Co., KMTelecom, Valley Telephone Co., Rothsay Telephone Co., Otter Tail Telecom LLC, Wikstrom Telephone Co., Gardenville Cooperative Telephone Association, Bevcomm Inc., Minnesota Power, Dakota Electric Association, Otter Tail Power Co., Xcel Energy and Park Region Telephone Charitable Trust Inc., dba Park Region Telephone Co.:

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      INTRODUCTION

      DECISION ITEMS

      1. Details 2022-160

      ** E002/M-21-794 Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy

      In the Matter of Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy's Petition for Approval of the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) Rider Revenue Requirements for 2022 and Revised Adjustment Factors.

      1. Should the Commission approve or modify Xcel Energy's 2022 RES rider revenue requirement and its accompanying revised RES adjustment factor?

      2. Should Xcel be allowed to recalculate the factor in compliance?

      3. Should the Commission approve RES rider eligibility for five wind repower projects? (PUC: Gustafson)

      Attachments:

      Briefing Papers (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=441b26f4-e080-4186-a066-283192316168.pdf)

      Decision Option-Commissioner Tuma (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=fbe89822-4970-45a0-bf0c-e63a5e5313d7.pdf)

      2. Details 2022-154

      ** P5903,432,560,567, 422,539,537,545,527, 5446/C-22-245

      Christensen Communication Company; Johnson Telephone Company; KMTelecom; Park Region Telephone Charitable Trust, Inc., d/b/a Park Region Telephone Co.; Valley Telephone Company; Rothsay Telephone Company, Inc; Otter Tail Telecom, LLC; Wikstrom Telephone Company, Incorporated; Gardenville Cooperative Telephone Association; Bevcomm Inc.

      In the Matter of a Formal Complaint and Request for Expedited Relief Initiated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Regarding the Delivery and the Compensation Related to the 911 Network by Christensen Communications Company, Johnson Telephone Company, KMTelecom, Park Region Telephone Co., Valley Telephone Company, Rothsay Telephone Company, Otter Tail Telecom, LLC, Wikstrom Telephone Company, Gardenville Cooperative Telephone Association, and Bevcomm Inc.

      Should the Commission open an investigation of the matters alleged in the DPS complaint? (PUC: Fournier, McShane)

      Attachments:

      Briefing Papers (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=624eff34-a816-4081-a8ab-096a3def3d94.pdf)

      Amended Decision Options-Commissioner Tuma (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=9341a03e-4c5c-43cb-8a1b-5586519b4099.pdf)

      3. Details 2022-156

      ** E015/M-21-390 Minnesota Power

      In the Matter of the 2021 Integrated Distribution Plan.

      1. Should the Commission accept or reject Minnesota Power's Integrated Distribution Plan (IDP)?

      2. Should the Commission adjust any of the IDP filing requirements for Minnesota Power's next IDP? (PUC: McShane)

      Attachments: Briefing Papers (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=fcfb8316-a186-419a-b1fe-b7d92175cb9e.pdf)

      4. Details 2022-158

      * E111/M-21-728 Dakota Electric Association

      In the Matter of Distribution System Planning for Dakota Electric Association.

      1. What action should the Commission take with Dakota Electric Association's 2021 Integrated Distribution Plan (IDP)?

      2. Should the Commission adjust any of the IDP filing requirements for Dakota Electric Association's next IDP? (PUC: Duran)

      Attachments:

      Briefing Papers (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=d979c074-7b07-4c85-b1ae-9d595ab1f1ce.pdf)

      Decision Option-Commissioner Tuma (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=c88a1a16-1dcb-4e19-b919-719d67e8b829.pdf)

      5. Details 2022-159

      ** E017/M-21-612 Otter Tail Power Company

      In the Matter of Distribution System Planning for Otter Tail Power Company.

      1. Should the Commission accept or reject Otter Tail Power's Integrated Distribution Plan (IDP)?

      2. Does the IDP filed by Otter Tail Power achieve the planning objectives outlined in the filing requirements as amended by the Commission's November 2, 2020 Order?

      3. What IDP filing requirements provide the most value to the process, and why?

      4. Are there filing requirements that are not informative and/or should be deleted or modified, and why?

      5. Are there other issues or concerns related to this matter? (PUC: Noyce)

      Attachments: Briefing Papers (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=c738f032-9a71-4fd7-a448-4ab564b3ffd8.pdf)

      6. Details 2022-157

      ** E002/M-21-694; Xcel Energy; E015/M-21-390; Minnesota Power; E017/M-21-612; Otter Tail Power Company; E111/M-21-728 Dakota Electric Association

      In the Matter of Xcel Energy's 2021 Integrated Distribution System Plan;

      In the Matter of Minnesota Power's 2021 Integrated Distribution System Plan;

      In the Matter of Distribution System Planning for Otter Tail Power Company;

      In the Matter of Distribution System Planning for Dakota Electric Association.

      1. What action should the Commission take on the Department of Commerce's Guidance Document as it relates to future IDPs and grid modernization filings?

      2. Should the Commission require utilities to file additional information under Filing Requirement 3.D?

      3. Should the Commission clarify its intent regarding Filing Requirement 3.A.28? (PUC: Terwilliger)

      Attachments: Briefing Papers Guidance Document (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=0af8b0b8-a8f4-490f-a9a3-c4cf973c0dcc.pdf)

      7. Details 2022-138

      * E002/M-21-767

      Xcel Energy

      In the Matter of Xcel Energy 2021 Hosting Capacity Report Under Minn. Stat. 216B.2425, Subd. 8.

      Should the Commission accept or reject Xcel Energy's 2021 Hosting Capacity Analysis Report? (PUC: Terwilliger)

      Attachments: Briefing Papers (http://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=fa82b75d-092a-45ed-86f7-2c94e97ee2a3.pdf)

      ADJOURNMENT

      * One star indicates agenda item is unusual but is not disputed.

      ** Two stars indicate a disputed item or significant legal or procedural issue to be resolved. (Ex Parte Rules apply)

      Please note: For the complete record, please see eDockets

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      Original text here: https://minnesotapuc.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=992208&GUID=9139744B-B06A-48A1-9AF2-D58F213346BE

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