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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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Natural Gas Distribution Business Sale


Status: Oral decision approved; awaiting written order

On November 6, 2014, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) issued an oral decision approving the sale of Alliant Energy’s Minnesota natural gas distribution assets to Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation. The sale will be finalized after the written order is issued.

Alliant Energy will continue to handle emergency response and any other service-related issues until the sale is completed.


What does this mean for me?

If you are an Alliant Energy natural gas 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 Minnesota Energy Resources.

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 www.puc.state.mn.us, select Search eDockets, enter the year (14) and the docket number (107), select Search.

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Electric Distribution Business Sale

Status: Under regulatory review

We have requested that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) make a decision on whether to approve the sale sometime in late 2014. We filed our application in April of 2014, asking the state of Minnesota to approve the sale of our electric distribution business to the Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative. We will also need approval from the Iowa Utilities Board and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. If the sale is approved, customers would be served by one of the 12 established local electric cooperatives.

On November 6, 2014, the MPUC determined that public comment meetings regarding the sale of our electric distribution assets to Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative will be held. Dates and locations for these meetings are being finalized. The comment meetings will allow customers and other interested parties to provide additional feedback on the sale. No decision has been made on the electric sale proposal or what additional procedural steps may be needed.

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

 

Resources

News Releases
  • September 3, 2013 - Alliant Energy announces agreements to sell its Minnesota electric and natural gas distribution businesses
  • February 5, 2014 - Alliant Energy files for regulatory approval of proposed sale of Minnesota natural gas business
  • April 16, 2014 - Alliant Energy and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative file for regulatory approval of sale of Minnesota electric distribution business