Office of Governor Mark Dayton
& Lt. Governor Tina Smith
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2016
Contact: Linden Zakula
Governor Dayton Appoints Matthew Schuerger to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Matthew Schuerger to serve a six year term on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Mr. Schuerger will be replacing Betsy Wergin, whose term expired on January 4, 2016.
“It is my pleasure to appoint Matthew Schuerger to serve on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission,” said Governor Dayton. “Mr. Schuerger brings with him an impressive record of private-sector experience running a company focused on sustainable energy systems, and has admirably served as a technical advisor to both the State of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota.”
Mr. Schuerger is the President of Energy Systems Consulting Services, LLC, an engineering and management consulting firm focused on planning, development, and analysis. His recent work includes serving as a technical advisor to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the University of Minnesota. Previously, Mr. Schuerger was the Executive Vice President for District Energy St. Paul, Inc.
Mr. Schuerger is a licensed electrical and mechanical engineer, and earned his B.S. from Purdue University, his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas, and his M.S. from the University of Minnesota.
About the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission regulates three cornerstone service industries of Minnesota’s economy, including electricity, natural gas, and telephone services. Its mission is to create and maintain a regulatory environment that ensures safe, reliable, and efficient utility services at fair and reasonable rates. For more information about the Public Utilities Commission, visit http://mn.gov/puc/.
Matt Schuerger is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Climate Generation. Nicole Rom, Climate Generation’s Executive Director, issued the following statement about his appointment: “We are thrilled with the news of our Board Member and Vice Chair Matt Schuerger’s appointment to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. We congratulate Matt on this opportunity, and are excited about what this means for our clean energy future here in Minnesota. Matt is stepping down from our Board in order to concentrate on his new job and devote the time and energy to the position that it deserves. We are confident he will continue to do great work to address climate change in his new post.”