Legislation passed in 2013 requires the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to establish a solar value methodology (Alternative tariff: MN Laws 2013, Chapter 85 HF 729, Article 9, Section 10). Key points of the statute include (the full language is pasted below):
Draft VOS Methodology posted below.
Second Round of Comments on the MN VOST Methodology (received by October 8, 2013):
In the second round of comments, the Department of Commerce requested stakeholder responses to several questions. These responses were used to frame the October 15, 2013 Stakeholder Workshop.
Initial Comments on the MN VOST Methodology (received by Sept 20, 2013):
Value of Solar Tariff Methodology memo (08/09/2013 | .pdf) to the Solar, Distributed Generation, and Net Metering Stakeholders.
Value of Solar Tariff Methodology Stakeholder Engagement:
October 1, 2013
Value of Solar Tariff Methodology Workshop 2: Methodologies and Perspectives
(This workshop will provide a review of a proposed approach to methodology, stakeholder perspectives, and identification of key issues with a facilitated discussion.)
October 8, 2013 - Comments due on Solar Tariff Methodology
In the second round of comments, the Department of Commerce requested stakeholder responses to questions on components and methodology. These responses (above) were used to frame the October 15, 2013 Stakeholder Workshop.
November 19, 2013
Value of Solar Tariff Methodology Workshop 4: Draft Methodology (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
December 2 – Questions due on draft methodology (send to: DG.Energy@state.mn.us)
December 10 – Comments due on draft methodology (send to: DG.Energy@state.mn.us)
These comments will be used to inform the final draft VOST Methodology that the Department will submit to the PUC (by January 31, 2014).