Low Income Solar Program Committee

The Low Income Solar Program Committee is made up of Minnesota Power employees and regional stakeholders who have demonstrated a commitment to the community, the advancement of renewable energy and economic development. The committee is designed to be representative of Minnesota Power’s service territory and customers and includes a diversity of perspectives. The committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating project applications and making a recommendation to Minnesota Power on which projects should be funded. Committee members must agree to the following terms:

  • Committee members will be expected to serve a 2 year term, up to a maximum of two terms per member.
  • Members must agree to attend, in person or via conference call, all committee meetings. There will typically be two or three committee meetings per year and members will be permitted to miss one meeting per term. An individual must not have any conflicts of interest in order to serve as a committee member.

If you are interested in serving on the committee please apply. Use the link below to access the application form.

Minnesota Power Committee Member Application

Current Committee Members:

Name Organization
Angela Fulghum Minnesota Power
Art Norton Itasca Clean Energy Team
Craig Talbot Minnesota Power
Eric Peterson ALLETE
Erick Sipila Sisu Solar
Jennifer Kuklenski Minnesota Power
LuAnn Gravelle Pine River-Backus Family Center
Mike Braun Minnesota Power
Nik Allen NE CERTs
Paul Helstrom Minnesota Power
Ruth Pallapati Minnesota Power
Zheni Goodrich Mahube-Otwa CAP

Minnesota Power’s parent company, ALLETE, has entered an agreement to be acquired by a partnership led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Global Infrastructure Partners and start the process to become a private company.

This transaction will not change our operations, strategy or shared purpose and values, and it is business as usual for all of us at Minnesota Power. Learn more at