Minnesota 2019 Fuel-Switching Stakeholder Process
Background: The Minnesota Department of Commerce (hereafter: the “Department”) convened a series of stakeholder meetings in 2019 to address issues related to the prohibition on targeted fuel-switching in the Minnesota Conservation Improvement Program. The Department determined in 2005 that rebates would be based on reductions in utility sales, and savings from fuel’s other than the utility’s would not be counted toward efficiency improvements. A 2012 modification allowed electric utilities to provide fuel-switching solutions for low-income customers in conjunction with the weatherization assistance program. The current stakeholder engagement process is intended to solicit inputs from industry stakeholders and provide the Department with guidance for consideration regarding future fuel-switching policy in the Conservation Improvement Program.
Stakeholder Process Deliverables:
2019 Stakeholder Process: