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.
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
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission welcomes and encourages interested members of the public to attend any of our public hearings.
Find reports and studies issues by the Commission and other related industries.
Find a list of pending rulemakings under consideration. The status of each rulemaking will be updated as we proceed through the rulemaking process.
The Financial Analysis unit provides technical advice and support for the PUC.
Works on eligible telecommunications carriers, rate review, utility operations, renewable energy, mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and service quality and reliability standards.
The PUC’s authority includes granting Certificates of Need and Site or Route Permits for large energy facilities.
A number of tools are offered here to help you discover, track, and comment on energy projects proposed in Minnesota.
Find information about the many initiatives underway at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Minnesota Statutes, Rules and Commission Orders require utilities and telecommunications providers to file reports related to their operations and service.