Looks like the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is under scrutiny, that the Office of Legislative Auditor is reviewing its “public engagement.” From the Office of Legislative Auditor:


The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) is seeking input about the Public Utilities Commission’s public engagement processes.

Date:  Friday, May 31, 2019

Time:  10:00-11:00 AM

Location:  State Office Building, Room 10, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155

OLA is beginning a program evaluation of the Public Utilities Commission’s public engagement processes.  To help us shape the evaluation, we invite you to share with us your experiences with Public Utilities Commission’s public engagement processes.  At this stage in our work, we are still refining the scope of the evaluation and our preliminary research questions, which are:

  • What are the Public Utilities Commission’s rules for public participation?
  • To what extent does the commission enforce those rules appropriately and consistently?
  • How do the commission’s rules affect the extent to which the public can participate in the commission’s decision-making processes?

Other Ways to Comment

Alternatively, you may send us written comments through our website.  Or, you may e-mail legislative.auditor@state.mn.us or Laura Schwartz, the project manager, at laura.schwartz@state.mn.us

About OLA

OLA is a nonpartisan office in the legislative branch of Minnesota state government.  We evaluate state-funded programs to determine how effectively and efficiently they are fulfilling their missions.  Visit our webpage for more information about OLA.

Laura Schwartz | Program Evaluation Manager | Office of the Legislative Auditor | Program Evaluation Division

140 Centennial Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155 | 651-296-1232 | Fax: 651-296-4712

  Office of the Legislative Auditor


Attached to the above missive were these two documents:

Seems a good place to start is to review the reports of the Power Plant Siting Act Annual Hearings!

2000 Summary of Proceedings

2000 Report EQB

2001 Summary of Proceedings

2001 Report EQB

2002 Summary of Proceedings

2002 Report to EQB

2003 Summary of Proceedings

2003 Report to EQB

2004 Summary of Proceedings

2004 Report to EQB

2005 Report to PUC

2006 Report to PUC – Docket 06-1733

2007 Report to PUC – Docket 07-1579

2008 Report to PUC – Docket 08-1426

2009 Report to PUC – Docket 09-1351

2010 Report to PUC – Docket 10-222

2011 Report to PUC – Docket 11-324

2012 Report to PUC – Docket 12-360

2013 Report to PUC – Docket 13-965

2014 Summary Report– Docket 14-887

2015 Summary Report – Docket 15-785

2016 Summary Report — Docket 16-18

And the last two years:

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