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Minnesota electric and natural gas distribution system sale

Alliant Energy is selling our Minnesota electric and natural gas distribution systems and related business assets, including the operation of those systems. The electric assets will be sold to a group of twelve southern Minnesota Cooperatives who are collectively the Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC).  The natural gas assets are being sold to Minnesota Energy Resources.

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Electric Distribution Business Sale

Status: Pending regulatory approvals

On April 27, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) held an evidentiary hearing on the sale of Alliant Energy’s electric distribution system and retail business in Minnesota. The company expects the IUB to issue a decision in the second quarter of 2015.

On April 30, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) verbally approved the sale of the Minnesota electric distribution system and retail business. The company expects the MPUC to issue a written order in the second quarter of 2015. After the written order is issued, the company will review the details of the order to determine next steps.

Our company expects the sale to close third quarter 2015.

The sale transaction is also pending Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval.

What does this mean for me?

If you are an Alliant Energy electric customer in Minnesota, there may be changes to your account.

Watch your mail and check out the resources below to learn more about how our pending sale affects your account.

If our application of sale is approved, we will send you written notice of the date when your service will officially transfer to your local electric cooperative.

What do I need to do?

Review these transition guides: For more information: Regulatory Filings

Full Case Record: All documents filed in this docket are available online at mn.gov/puc. Select Search eDockets, enter the year (14) and the docket number (322), and select Search.

Subscribe to the Docket: Subscribe to receive email notifications when new documents are filed.
Note - subscribing may result in a large number of emails.
1. mn.gov/puc
2. Select green box Subscribe to a Docket
3. Type your email address
4. For Type of Subscription, select Docket Number
5. For Docket Number, select 14 in the first box, type 322 in the second box
6. Select Add to List
7. Select Save

Natural Gas Distribution Business Sale

Status: Sale completed

Effective May 1, Alliant Energy’s natural gas customers are now served by Minnesota Energy Resources. Customers have been transitioned Minnesota Energy Resources’ programs and service terms.

Customers will be receiving additional information through direct mail from Minnesota Energy Resources regarding their programs and services. Customers can also contact Minnesota Energy Resources’ customer service representatives at 1-800-889-9508 or visit minnesotaenergyresources.com with questions.

Review these transition guides: For more information: