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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/20/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Generation Disclosure
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Renewable energy use disclosed in fuel mix data
Applicable Sectors: Utility
Fuel Mix:Must be disclosed
Emissions:Must be disclosed
Distribution & Frequency:Distributed to customers annually
Electronic information must be updated annually
Standard Format Required?:Yes; Electronic disclosure is acceptable
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
MN PUC Order, Docket No. E,G-999/CI-00-1343
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Docket NO. E,G-999/CI-00-1343 and E,G-999/CI-01-1127
Authority 3:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
MN PUC DOCKET NO. E, G-999/CI-00-1343

In September 2002, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued an order requiring the state's regulated electric utilities to disclose to customers details on the fuel mix and emissions of electric generation. Utilities must provide this information to customers in a standard format twice annually. Utilities may distribute this information to customers electronically. Disclosure information must also be filed with the PUC.

Ordering Points:

1. The annual paper mailing regarding environmental disclosure/cost generation informationshall be released no later than September 1. 

2.  Utilities shall update their website/brochure information annually regarding environmental disclosure/cost generation information and file copies of the modifications with the Commission as of June 1 of each year.

3.  At least twice a year, all utilities shall provide in an on-bill message or newsletter information directing customers to the specific location on a utility’s website for environmental and generation cost information.

In addition, in 2009, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency began to transition to an inventory data management system that consolidates crieteria, toxics, and greenhouse gas inventories. The Air Emissions Inventory can be found here.

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Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
121 E. 7th Place, 3rd Floor
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 296-7124
Phone 2: (800) 657-3782
Fax: (651) 297-7073
Web Site:
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