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Meeting Name: PUC Agenda Meeting Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/26/2017 9:30 AM  
Meeting location: Large Hearing Room
Published agenda: Agenda Decisions Agenda Decisions Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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13-180 21. TL - Transmission Line* ET2/TL-12-1245 Great River Energy In the Matter of the Application of Great River Energy for a Route Permit for a 115 kV Transmission Line Project in the Elko New Market and Cleary Lake Areas in Scott and Rice Counties, Minnesota. Should the Commission authorize the permit transfer from Great River Energy to Xcel Energy? Should the Commission impose any additional conditions as part of the approval? Should the Commission take any other action? (PUC: Ham)  Action details
Details 2017-4 12. M - MiscellaneousG002/M-16-649 Northern States Power Company d/b/a Xcel Energy In the Matter of the Petition of Northern States Power Company for Approval of Changes in Contract Demand Entitlements. (PUC: Bender; DOC: Ryan)  Action details
Details 2017-1 13. AA - Automatic Fuel Adjustment* G999/AA-15-612, et al All Commission-Regulated Natural Gas Utilities In the Matter of the Review of the 2014-2015 Annual Automatic Adjustment Reports and Annual Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) True-up Filings. Should the Commission accept the natural gas utilities' 2014-2015 annual automatic adjustment reports and 2014-2015 annual true-up filings? (PUC: Bender, Brill)  Action details
Details 2017-2 14. M - Miscellaneous** G011/M-15-992 Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation (MERC) In the Matter of MERC's Petition for Authorization to Establish Amortization Periods Related to the Pre-Acquisition Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits Costs. What amount, if any, of the pension and other post-employment benefit (OPEB) costs, that Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation (MERC) and Integrys realized as a result of WEC's acquisition of Integrys, should the Commission allow MERC to amortize? Should the Commission require MERC to transfer its share of allowed costs related to the IBS legacy benefit plans to MERC's balance sheet, add this amount to the MERC-specific allowed costs, and amortize the combined balance over 14 years? Should the Commission require MERC to ring-fence the costs such that none are eligible to be included in rate base? (PUC: Bender, Morrissey)  Action details
Details 2017-3 15. M - Miscellaneous** E002/M-15-805 Northern States Power Company, dba Xcel Energy In the Matter of the Petition of Northern States Power Company for Approval of the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) Rider True-up Report for 2015, Revenue Requirements for 2016, and a Revised Adjustment Factor. Should the Commission approve Xcel Energy’s request to modify its RES Tariff, update its 2016 RES rate factors and allow a true-up in the RES rider for 2015? Should the Commission require Xcel to credit Minnesota ratepayers for their proportionate share of used North Dakota Income Tax Credits (NDITC) associated with the Courtney Wind Project, based on the prorate share of the costs of the Courtenay project that is charged to Minnesota ratepayers? Should Accumulated Deferred Income Tax (ADIT) balances be prorated or non-prorated when the Company forecasts its test year for rate base. And, if the Commission decides proration of the ADIT balances is required, must the true-up also be calculated using the proration method when adjusting for actual ADIT? (PUC: Schwieger, Morrissey)  Action details
Details 2016-131 26. M - Miscellaneous** E002/M-13-867 Xcel Energy In the Matter of a Petition for Approval of Northern States Power Company, dba Xcel Energy, for Approval of its Community Solar Garden Program. Should the Commission extend the residential adder for the 2023 value of solar (VOS) vintage? (PUC: Strauss)  Action details
Details 2016-155 47. AM - Alternative Miscellaneous** P421/AM-16-496; CenturyLink QC P421/AM-16-547 In the Matter of the Petition of CenturyLink QC to be Regulated Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 237.025: Competitive Market Regulation (See Also Docket 16-547 for “Highly Sensitive Protected Data”); Repository for “Highly Sensitive Protected Data” Subject to Additional Protection in Docket 16-496 (In the Matter of the Petition of CenturyLink QC to be Regulated Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 237.025: Competitive Market Regulation). Should the Commission find that CenturyLink meets the Competitive Criteria of Minn. Stat. § 237.025 for each of the 109 Exchange Service Areas identified in its petition? (PUC: O’Grady)  Action details