Matthew Schuerger was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton, effective February 1, 2016.
Commissioner Schuerger is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and serves on the NARUC Board of Directors and Committee on Electricity. He serves as Vice-President of the Organization of MISO States Board of Directors and Executive Committee and is a member of the MISO Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Council and Executive Committee. In addition, he has been elected to serve on the Member Representatives Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation where he represents state government interests in maintaining reliability of the electric grid.
Commissioner Schuerger has over thirty years of experience in the energy industry as a senior manager and professional engineer, including work focused on power system planning and reliability, energy markets, grid modernization, distributed energy resources, grid integration of renewable energy, strategic planning, and business development. 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.
Commissioner Schuerger earned a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
His term expires January 3, 2022.