The Metropolitan Energy Coalition (MEC), comprised of commissioners from  Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington counties, members of the Metropolitan Council and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, engages in matters of strategic interest to meet the needs of Minnesota Counties to secure safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally responsible energy sources.  

The MEC works to develop renewable energy sources, improve the efficiency with which energy resources are utilized, and contribute to Minnesota becoming energy independent.

The MEC was originally organized in 1999 in response to deregulation that was sweeping the energy sector. The group initially focused on issues pertaining to the availability, reliability and affordability of electricity and natural gas supplies in Minnesota, but as the pace of restructuring slowed, the MEC transitioned into a collaborative, educational forum for County Commissioners and Met Council Members to collectively discuss, understand and plan for current and future energy supply, policy and regulatory issues.

MEC members encourage you to look around the website to read about the Coalition’s past accomplishments, current projects, and plans for the future.

Next Coalition Meeting:
February 8, 2018
120:00 - 2:00 p.m.
MCIT Building, St. Paul

Download Presentation

Energy Savings in Government Buildings

September 27, 2017

Download Presentations from the Making Connections Summit
Energy Security and the Grid:
Local Government Risks and Opportunities

June 4, 2015

Download Presentations from the
LED Workshop & Tour

February 10, 2015

The MEC Solar Resources Toolkit was redesigned in 2014
to better serve the needs of members.

If you have any questions pertaining to the MEC,  
please contact: 
Jill Suurmeyer by email or phone 651-789-4357.

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