The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
is a five member board that regulates the electric, natural gas and telephones industries in Minnesota.
The mission of the commission is "to create and maintain a regulatory environment that ensures safe, reliable and efficient utility services at fair and reasonable rates."
The current chair is Beverly Jones Heydinger. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed her chair of the Commission on July 2, 2012.
Per 216A.03 of the Minnesota Statutes, the governor appoints the public utilities commissioners to six year terms with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than three commissioner can belong to the same party, and at least one must reside outside of the county metropolitan area.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulates three cornerstone service industries in Minnesota's economy, i.e., electricity, natural gas and telephone.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the commissioner were paid an estimated $88,448. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.
In 2010, Minnesota Commissioners of Public Utilities were paid an estimated $88,448 according to the Council of State Governments.
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
121 7th Place E., Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2147
Consumer Assistance: 651.296.0406
Toll Free: 800.657.3782
- ↑ Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, "About us," accessed October 1, 2011
- ↑ Minnesota Public Utilities Commission "About Us" Accessed October 20, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Public Utilities Commission "Commissioners" Accessed December 20, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Statutes, "216A.03 PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION," accessed October 1, 2011
- ↑ Minnesota Public Utilities Commission "About Us" Accessed December 20, 2012
- ↑ The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved August 12, 2011