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SF 1531

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; modifying the renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2a, is amended to
read:


Subd. 2a.

Eligible energy technology standard.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph
(b), each electric utility shall generate or procure sufficient electricity generated by an
eligible energy technology to provide its retail customers in Minnesota, or the retail customers
of a distribution utility to which the electric utility provides wholesale electric service, so
that at least the following standard percentages of the electric utility's total retail electric
sales to retail customers in Minnesota are generated by eligible energy technologies by the
end of the year indicated:

(1)
2012
12 percent
(2)
2016
17 percent
(3)
2020
20 25 percent
(4)
2025
25 37 percent.
(5)
2030
50 percent.

(b) An electric utility that owned a nuclear generating facility as of January 1, 2007,
must meet the requirements of this paragraph rather than paragraph (a). An electric utility
subject to this paragraph must generate or procure sufficient electricity generated by an
eligible energy technology to provide its retail customers in Minnesota or the retail customer
of a distribution utility to which the electric utility provides wholesale electric service so
that at least the following percentages of the electric utility's total retail electric sales to
retail customers in Minnesota are generated by eligible energy technologies by the end of
the year indicated:

(1)
2010
15 percent
(2)
2012
18 percent
(3)
2016
25 percent
(4)
2020
30 percent.
(5)
2025
37 percent
(6)
2030
50 percent.

Of the 30 percent in 2020, at least 25 percent must be generated by solar energy or wind
energy conversion systems and the remaining five percent by other eligible energy
technology. Of the 25 percent that must be generated by wind or solar, no more than one
percent may be solar generated and the remaining 24 percent or greater must be wind
generated.

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