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Legislative Electric Energy Task Force

Reports

The following reports have been prepared by or submitted to the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force. Copies are available for use in the Legislative Reference Library.

  • Periodic Update of the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force to the Legislature. Legislative Electric Energy Task Force. January 15, 2000.

  • Periodic Update of the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force to the Legislature. Legislative Electric Energy Task Force. January 15, 1999.

  • A Staff Report to the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force on Issues Relating to Bulk Power, Distribution, Pricing, and Universal Service, prepared by the House Research Department and Senate Counsel and Research. December 1998.

  • Initial Recommendations of the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force, pursuant to Laws of Minnesota 1997, chapter 191, article 1, sections 11 & 12., December 15, 1997. (HD9685.U63 M6 1997c)

  • Recommendations of the Interim Subcommittee on Utility Taxation. (Text of recommendations - adopted December 15, 1997.)

  • Recommendations of the full Legislative Electric Energy Task Force. (Text of recommendations - adopted December 15, 1997.)

  • Energy Policy: Electric Industry Restructuring and Nuclear Waste Management in Minnesota: A Report to the Minnesota Legislative Electric Energy Task Force. Prepared by Ron Elwood. February, 1997. (HD9685.U63 M6 1997) The first part of the report is a summary of comments of a working group created by the LEETF to critique the reports prepared by Appel Consultants. The second part of the report is a detailed summary of information relating to the generation, storage, and transportation of high-level radioactive waste.

  • Evaluation of the Current Energy System in Minnesota (Study A -- Regulatory and Structural Issues). Prepared for the Minnesota Legislative Electric Energy Task Force, Final Report, June 28, 1996. (HD9685.U63 M6 1996a)

  • Evaluation of Emerging Generation Technologies in Minnesota (Study B). Prepared for the Minnesota Legislative Electric Energy Task Force, Final Report, June 28, 1996. These are two analyses contracted for the LEETF with Appel Consultants. Please note these are reports to the task force, and are not task force reports per se. In sum, the consultants recommend deregulation of the Minnesota electric industry with full divestiture of generator facilities. In addition, the consultants found that Minnesota could provide nearly all of its electricity needs through a combination of biomass and wind energy facililties, increasing Minnesota's electricity costs by 45%.

  • Minnesota Legislature. Electric Energy Task Force. Preliminary report. 1995. (HD9685.U63 M6 1995a) Drafted by Todd Otis and edited by Mike Bull of House Research and John Fuller, Senate Counsel. This report provides an overview of the status of energy planning by state agencies and utilities, information regarding the development of alternate generator technologies, and preliminary information regarding management and transportation of nuclear waste.