In 2003, the Legislature instructed the task force to gather information and make recommendations regarding potential electric energy resources. The task force may contract with one or more energy policy experts and energy economists to assist it in its analysis. The final report and recommendations regarding adequate, renewable, and economic electric power for the long term shall be submitted to the Legislature by January 15, 2005, and every two years thereafter. (Minnesota Statutes 2003, 216C.051)
The task force appointed a steering committee to conduct research, provide analysis, and develop recommendations on wind, transmission, renewables, supply side adequacy, and resource utilization. Work Group meetings will be held to assist the steering committee in gathering information and completing the agenda set forth in the work plan that was recommended by the Steering Committee and accepted by the Electric Energy Task Force. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the informal work group meetings. Anyone in attendance may offer comments.