CEE Statement: Matt Schuerger appointment to Minnesota PUC
Jan 20, 2016
Center for Energy and Environment enthusiastically applauds the appointment by Governor Dayton of Matt Schuerger to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). As it regulates electricity, natural gas, and telephone services in Minnesota, the PUC is mission-driven to protect and promote the public's interest in safe, adequate, and reliable utility services at fair, reasonable rates.
Schuerger will be a major contributor in commission efforts to provide independent, comprehensive oversight and regulation of utility service providers. As a nationally-sought after power systems engineer, Schuerger’s technical capabilities are unmatched. His 30 years in the utility industry include experience with power system planning, energy markets, grid modernization, distributed energy resources, grid integration of renewable energy, and energy policy development. Having someone of Schuerger’s capability on the commission will significantly enhance the already stellar reputation of Minnesota's PUC among the most expert and experienced utility commissions in the country.
"I have worked with Matt for well over a decade," said Mike Bull, CEE's director of policy and communications. "He served both the Pawlenty and Dayton administrations as an apolitical technical consultant, sharing his expertise and advice regardless of political dynamics. Minnesota will be fortunate to have him on the commission."
The Center for Energy and Environment is a Minnesota nonprofit that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment. In over 35 years, CEE has served more than 65,000 homes and 12,000 businesses, providing a range of practical, cost-effective programs to help homeowners, businesses, nonprofits, and governments reduce energy waste and save money.
News Release: Gov Dayton Appoints Schuerger to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Tim Hanrahan, communications manager