Xcel Energy has filed a proposal with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a public charging network, an electric school bus pilot program, and given my time served in the industry (not that long — MUCH prefer trucks), a look at this is past due.

Electric school buses are a happenin’ thing, this from Bluebird:

BLUEBIRD – Electric School Buses

Today OAH issued the first Prehearing Order for the Contested case in this docket, which includes a schedule that’s pretty compressed:

Xcel Energy‘s Petition is intense, all 456 pages of it!

Office of Attorney General – RUD concisely raises issues to be taken seriously, as always, notably that Xcel is unreasonably requesting this be a part of the rate case, this late in the rate case process:

The Dept. of Commerce – Division of Energy Resources (the “money” side of Commerce’s analysis for the Commission) also wanted a separate proceeding, though not a contested case:

Oddly enough, Center of the American Experiment is making similar arguments:

And there are a lot of others weighing in… to get into the Public Utilities Commission’s eDockets, scroll down for instructions.

Here’s the Commission’s official Order for a Contested Case Hearing:

To look at the full PUC docket, check out the filings, go HERE to eDockets, and then type in “22” as the year, and “432” as the docket number:

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