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HF 2190

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/13/2012 09:33am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to energy; eliminating the size limitation on hydropower sources that
may satisfy the renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2011
Supplement, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) Unless otherwise specified in law, "eligible energy
technology" means an energy technology that generates electricity from the following
renewable energy sources:

(1) solar;

(2) wind;

(3) hydroelectric deleted text beginwith a capacity of less than 100 megawattsdeleted text end;

(4) hydrogen, provided that after January 1, 2010, the hydrogen must be generated
from the resources listed in this paragraph; or

(5) biomass, which includes, without limitation, landfill gas; an anaerobic digester
system; the predominantly organic components of wastewater effluent, sludge, or related
by-products from publicly owned treatment works, but not including incineration of
wastewater sludge to produce electricity; and an energy recovery facility used to capture
the heat value of mixed municipal solid waste or refuse-derived fuel from mixed municipal
solid waste as a primary fuel.

(b) "Electric utility" means a public utility providing electric service, a generation
and transmission cooperative electric association, a municipal power agency, or a power
district.

(c) "Total retail electric sales" means the kilowatt-hours of electricity sold in a year
by an electric utility to retail customers of the electric utility or to a distribution utility
for distribution to the retail customers of the distribution utility. "Total retail electric
sales" does not include the sale of hydroelectricity supplied by a federal power marketing
administration or other federal agency, regardless of whether the sales are directly to a
distribution utility or are made to a generation and transmission utility and pooled for
further allocation to a distribution utility.