Matthew Schuerger was appointed to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton, effective February 1, 2016. He was reappointed by Governor Tim Walz on July 8, 2022.
Commissioner Schuerger serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) and is the Chair of the NARUC Committee on Electricity. He has been elected to the Member Representatives Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he represents state government interests in maintaining reliability of the electric grid and he serves on the NERC Reliability Issues Steering Committee, which provides strategic leadership and advice to the NERC Board of Trustees to prioritize key reliability risks and propose solutions to manage those risks. Schuerger is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Advisory Council and Executive Committee. In addition, Commissioner Schuerger represented Minnesota on the Organization of MISO States Board of Directors (OMS BOD) from 2016 through 2021; he was elected and served as President of the OMS BOD in 2020; and during his tenure he served as the liaison to the OMS BOD on Resource Adequacy and Energy Markets (2021), Distributed Energy Resources (2020), and Transmission Planning (2018-2019).
Commissioner Schuerger has thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry as a regulator, senior manager, and professional engineer, including work focused on power system planning and reliability, energy markets, distributed energy resources, and grid integration of renewable energy. From 2001 until he was named to the Commission, Schuerger was the President of an engineering and management consulting firm. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President of District Energy St. Paul Inc., a privately held provider of district heating, district cooling, and cogenerated electricity.
Schuerger earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.