Minnesota Power has submitted its long-term energy plan—which maps out how the utility plans to power homes, businesses, and places of worship for the next 15 years—to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The PUC will approve, reject, or modify Minnesota Power’s plan after hearing from stakeholders and the public. Now, the PUC needs the public to weigh in on the plan and on Minnesota Power’s energy future.
Minnesota Power has announced that it plans to retire its coal operations over the next two decades, but the utility also wants to build a new fracked gas plant instead of investing in clean energy. And, although Minnesota Power is adding some solar and wind, it’s underestimating the potential of community- and customer-owned solar.
Join one of the upcoming virtual public hearings, held May 17 and May 18, to learn more about Minnesota Power’s IRP, ask questions, and tell Minnesota Power what you want our energy future to look like.
Public Hearing Schedule
- Monday, May 17, 10:00am – 1:30pm
- Monday, May 17, 6:00pm – 9:15pm
- Tuesday, May 18, 10:00am – 1:30pm
- Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 – 9:15pm
Learn more about how to tune into the virtual public hearings and submit your comment in favor of a clean energy future.