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PUC Activities

The PUC sets utility rates, services and decides other important issues using a process called “quasi-judicial,” because Commissioners act like a panel of judges.

Commission Responsibilities

  • Carries out the duties and responsibilities assigned to it by law

  • Operates in both a quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative capacity

  • Creates rules relating to the conduct of utilities and the procedures under which the Commission operates

  • Makes decisions to support the public interest, considering a wide variety of factors

  • Provides a forum for resolving disputes between the public and utilities

  • Considers the various viewpoints of interested parties

  • Monitors utility operations

  • Initiates investigations and deliberates in the public interest

  • Retains competent and dedicated commissioners and staff

 
Energy Regulation

Meetings & Hearings

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission welcomes and encourages interested members of the public to attend any of our public hearings.

Meetings & Hearings

Reports & Studies

Find reports and studies issues by the Commission and other related industries.

Reports & Studies

Rulemaking Projects

Find a list of pending rulemakings under consideration. The status of each rulemaking will be updated as we proceed through the rulemaking process.

Rulemaking Projects

Financial Analysis

The Financial Analysis unit provides technical advice and support for the PUC.

Financial Analysis

Economic Analysis

Works on eligible telecommunications carriers, rate review, utility operations, renewable energy, mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and service quality and reliability standards.

Economic Analysis

Energy Facilities Permitting

The PUC’s authority includes granting Certificates of Need and Site or Route Permits for large energy facilities.

Energy Facilities Permitting

Project Database

A number of tools are offered here to help you discover, track, and comment on energy projects proposed in Minnesota.

Project Database

Agenda Meeting Decisions

Find information about the many initiatives underway at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

Agenda Meeting Decisions

Utility Services Reporting

Minnesota Statutes, Rules and Commission Orders require utilities and telecommunications providers to file reports related to their operations and service.

Utility Services Reporting
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