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SF 2622

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 09/03/2014 09:11am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; requiring a special electric tariff for charging electric vehicles;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [216B.1614] ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING TARIFF.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in
this subdivision have the meanings given them.
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new text begin (b) "Electric vehicle" has the meaning given in section 169.011, subdivision 26a.
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new text begin (c) "Public utility" has the meaning given in section 216B.02, subdivision 4.
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new text begin (d) "Renewable energy" has the meaning given in section 216B.169, subdivision 2,
paragraph (d).
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Required tariff. new text end

new text begin (a) By February 1, 2015, each public utility selling
electricity at retail must file with the commission a tariff that allows a customer to purchase
electricity solely for the purpose of recharging an electric vehicle. The tariff must:
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new text begin (1) contain either a time-of-day or off-peak rate, as elected by the public utility;
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new text begin (2) offer a customer the option to purchase electricity:
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new text begin (i) from the utility's current mix of energy supply sources; or
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new text begin (ii) entirely from renewable energy sources, subject to the conditions established
under section 216B.169, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), and subdivision 3, paragraph (a); and
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new text begin (3) be made available to the residential customer class.
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new text begin (b) The public utility may, at its discretion, offer the tariff to other customer classes.
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new text begin (c) The commission shall, after notice and opportunity for public comment, approve,
modify, or reject the tariff. The commission may approve the tariff if the public utility
has demonstrated that the tariff:
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new text begin (1) appropriately reflects off-peak versus peak cost differences in the rate charged;
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new text begin (2) includes a mechanism to allow the recovery of costs reasonably necessary to
comply with this section, including costs to publicly advertise and promote participation
in the customer-optional tariff;
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new text begin (3) provides for clear and transparent customer billing statements including, but not
limited to, the amount of energy consumed under the tariff; and
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new text begin (4) incorporates the cost of metering or submetering within the rate charged to
the customer.
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new text begin (d) Within 60 days of commission approval of a public utility's tariff filed under this
section, the public utility shall make the tariff available to customers.
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new text begin (e) The utility may at any time propose revisions to a tariff filed under this
subdivision based on changing costs or conditions.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Data reporting. new text end

new text begin Each public utility providing a tariff under this section shall
periodically report to the commission, as established by the commission, and on a form
prescribed by the commission, the following information, organized on a per-quarter basis:
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new text begin (1) the number of customers who have arranged to purchase electricity under the
tariff;
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new text begin (2) the total amount of electricity sold under the tariff; and
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new text begin (3) other data required by the commission.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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