as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/18/2023 11:37am
A bill for an act
relating to energy; authorizing certificates of need for certain small modular
reactors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:
new text begin Except as provided in paragraph (c), new text end the commission may not issue a certificate of need for
the construction of a new nuclear-powered electric generating plant.
(b) Any certificate of need for additional storage of spent nuclear fuel for a facility
seeking a license extension shall address the impacts of continued operations over the period
for which approval is sought.
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(c) The commission may issue a certificate of need to construct a new nuclear-powered
generating plant with a maximum generation capacity of 300 megawatts.
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