Investor Owned Utility (“IOU”) Board seat is now open!

Voting for the Investor Owned Utility (“IOU”) Board seat is now open. Voting will close Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. (CST). We are excited to announce that we have two extremely qualified candidates who would both make excellent M-RETS board members, thus, triggering a vote within this industry group. Regardless of the outcome we are excited to bring on a Brian to the M-RETS board!

See the solicitation requirements here: Board Member Solicitation 2017


The candidates are:


  • Brian J. Rybarik, Managing Senior Regulatory Attorney, MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Brian Draxten, Manager, Resource Planning, Otter Tail Power Company

See their applications here:  MRETS 2017 Investor Owned Utility Board Applications


Please respond to this email with your vote to represent your voting class (IOU) on the M-RETS Board of Directors. Only one vote per account will be recognized (if you represent more than one IOU with an account, please list which account each vote is for). Please cast your vote either for Brian J. Rybarik, MidAmerican Energy Company or Brian Draxten, Otter Tail Power Company. Attached is a PDF containing their applications with a letter of intent and a resume detailing their experience. I have also included a copy of the solicitation document that lists the roles and responsibility of every M-RETS board member in case you would like to reference this as you review the application materials.


The Board will officially adopt or reject the nominees at the annual business meeting on October 28-29, 2017.