On February 8, 2018, the Metropolitan Energy Coalition voted to dissolve the organization. Since its creation in the late 1990s to help metro counties navigate the potential deregulation and changes in electricity markets, MEC served a valuable role in energy education, policy review, program evaluation and professional development.

New organizations have emerged in recent years, expanding education opportunities and promoting discussions about energy policy and projects. MEC members evaluated the coalition’s role in the expanding energy community and concluded that MEC succeeded in starting metro collaboration on energy projects, but now it serves to support the important work of partner energy organizations. Although MEC will no longer meet formally, its members and staff have established strong relationships which will help promote future energy collaborations.

Thank you for your support and participation in MEC. If you have questions about the dissolution of MEC, please contact Tony Hainault (tony.hainault@hennepin.us).