Matthew Schuerger was appointed to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton, effective February 1, 2016.
Commissioner Schuerger serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC), he is the Co-Vice Chair of the NARUC Electricity Committee, and he is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Advisory Council and Executive Committee. Schuerger was elected and serves as President of the Organization of MISO States (OMS) Board of Directors. In addition, he has been elected to serve on 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.
Commissioner Schuerger has thirty-five 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, 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 co-generated electricity.
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.