WTF? I don’t know. I sat there for two days, listened to arguments that required waders, I spouted off occasionally, and was witness to the most nonsensical non-decision I’ve ever seen. What is it? What does it mean? I don’t know. We’ll know more when the formal written Order comes out, but the gist is:

1) The Mesaba Project was found, contrary to the ALJs’s Recommendation, that it IS an Innovative Energy Project; and

2) It is NOT in the public interest; and

3) Excelsior and Xcel are supposed to go back to the table (yeah, right…); and

4) the PUC is going to strong arm other utilities to get together and support an IGCC project in Minnesota.

More later after I finish up with 20 pages of notes from yesterday…

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