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Meeting Name: PUC Agenda Meeting Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/20/2020 9:30 AM  
Meeting location: Large Hearing Room
Published agenda: Agenda Decisions Agenda Decisions Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Details 2019-143 21. WS - Wind Power Plant Siting* IP7006/WS-19-394 Buffalo Ridge Wind, LLC In the Matter of the Application of Buffalo Ridge Wind, LLC for a Site Permit for the 109 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Lincoln and Pipestone Counties, Minnesota. Should the Commission issue a preliminary draft site permit for the Buffalo Ridge Wind Project? (PUC: Panait)  Action details
Details 2020-015 12. MC - Minor Changes to Transmission Facilities* E002/MC-19-758 Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy In the Matter of the Application for a Minor Alteration of Xcel Energy’s 500 kV Transmission Line 5702. Should the Commission authorize the minor alteration request? If the minor alteration is approved, should any conditions be required? (PUC: Bruce)  Action details
Details 2020-014 13. M - Miscellaneous* E002/M-19-721 Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy In the Matter of Xcel Energy’s Transmission Cost Recovery Rider. Should the Commission adopt the Department’s December 9, 2019, recommendation and grant provisional approval of Xcel Energy’s petition with the understanding that a final decision on the matter will be made subsequent to receipt of parties’ comments? (PUC: Bonnett, Hetherington; DOC: Johnson) Staff Note: The Commission granted the Department’s request for an extension of the comment period in its December 13, 2019, Notice of Extended Comment Period. Xcel Energy does not object to the Department’s recommendation for provisional approval of its petition.  Action details
Details 2020-018 14. M - Miscellaneous* E002/M-19-663 Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy In the Matter of a Petition Requesting Approval of the Amended Agreement with Liberty Paper, Inc. and Approval of Accounting and Rate Treatment. (PUC: Manning; DOC: Rakow)  Action details
Details 2020-019 15. D - Depreciation** E015/D-19-534 Minnesota Power In the Matter of Minnesota Power’s 2019 Remaining Life Depreciation Petition. 1. Should the Commission approve Minnesota Power’s 2019 remaining lives annual depreciation petition? 2. Should the Commission accept Minnesota Power’s proposal to separately depreciate certain Account 390.0 buildings? 3. Should the Commission authorize Minnesota Power’s request to transfer an asset (a loader) from regulated operations (Laskin Energy Center) to non-regulated operations (Rapids Energy Center) and its associated accounting treatment? 4. Should the Commission authorize Minnesota Power’s request for an offsetting transfer of an asset (a bulldozer) from non-regulated operations (Rapids Energy Center) to regulated operations (Taconite Harbor Energy Center) and its associated accounting treatment? (PUC: Hetherington, Bender)  Action details
Details 2020-016 16. M - Miscellaneous** E002/M-19-568 Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy In the Matter of Xcel Energy’s Petition for Approval of a Solar Energy Purchase with Elk Creek Solar, LLC for 80 MW of Solar Generation. 1. Should the Commission approve Xcel’s Petition for Approval of the Elk Creek Solar PPA? 2. Should the Commission require Xcel to use a formal, competitive bidding resource acquisition process for Renewable*Connect resources? 3. Does the PPA’s Fourth Amendment, filed on June 19, 2020, sufficiently address the Commission’s, Department’s, and labor unions’ feedback on the Seller’s commitment to use union labor? (PUC: Stalpes)  Action details
Details 2018-224 37. CI - Commission Initiated Investigation** E002/CI-17-401 Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy In the Matter of a Commission Investigation to Identify and Develop Performance Metrics and, Potentially, Incentives for Xcel Energy’s Electric Utility Operations. What metric calculations and reporting requirements should the Commission establish as part of the Performance-Based Regulation (PBR) process? (PUC: Martone)  Action details