Minnesota

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

(PUC)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Gas Pipelines and Safety Telecommunications

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Commissioners

Number of Seats5
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Nancy Lange

Democrat
Chair | Appointed
651-201-2240
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Mark Dayton

Democrat
Governor
NARUC PositionBoard of Directors Member

NARUC Committees

  • Chair
  • Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment
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Dan Lipschultz

Democrat
Vice-chair | Appointed
651-201-2230
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Mark Dayton

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Telecommunications
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Katie Sieben

Democrat
Appointed
651-201-2250
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Mark Dayton

Democrat
Governor
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John Tuma

Republican
Appointed
651-201-2220
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Mark Dayton

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Critical Infrastructure
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Matthew Schuerger

Independent
Appointed
651-202-2210
Term Start
Term End
Years of Service
Appointed By

Mark Dayton

Democrat
Governor

NARUC Committees

  • Committee on Gas

Commissioner Selection Details

Selection Method Appointed
Chairperson Selection
Appointment Process
Term length 6 Years
Term limit
Bipartisan Requirement No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Commissioner Prequalifications There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "At least one commissioner must have been domiciled at the...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "At least one commissioner must have been domiciled at the time of appointment outside the seven-county metropolitan area." "For purposes of this subdivision, "seven-county metropolitan area" means Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties." "The governor when selecting commissioners shall give consideration to persons learned in the law or persons who have engaged in the profession of engineering, public accounting, property and utility valuation, finance, physical or natural sciences, production agriculture, or natural resources as well as being representative of the general public." "No person is eligible to be appointed as a member of the commission if the person has been employed with an entity, or an affiliated company of an entity, that is subject to rate regulation by the commission within one year from the date when the person's term on the commission will begin."

PUC Jurisdiction and Enabling Authority

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