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SF 3046

2nd Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 05/15/2010 12:08pm

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

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CCR-SF3046 Posted on 05/12/2010

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; providing for large solar energy electric generation
demonstration conservation improvement project; amending Minnesota Statutes
2008, section 216B.241, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.241, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 5c. new text end

new text begin Large solar electric generating plant. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purpose of this
subdivision:
new text end

new text begin (1) "project" means a solar electric generation project consisting of arrays of solar
photovoltaic cells with a capacity of up to two megawatts located on the site of a closed
landfill in Olmsted county owned by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "cooperative electric association" means a generation and transmission
cooperative electric association that has a member distribution cooperative association to
which it provides wholesale electric service in whose service territory a project is located.
new text end

new text begin (b) A cooperative electric association may elect to count all of its purchases of
electric energy from a project toward only one of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) its energy-savings goal under subdivision 1c; or
new text end

new text begin (2) its energy objective or standard under section 216B.1691.
new text end

new text begin (c) A cooperative electric association may include in its conservation plan purchases
of electric energy from a project. The cost-effectiveness of project purchases may be
determined by a different standard than for other energy conservation improvements
under this section if the commissioner determines that doing so is in the public interest
in order to encourage solar energy. The kilowatt hours of solar energy purchased by a
cooperative electric association from a project may count for up to 33 percent of its one
percent savings goal under subdivision 1c or up to 22 percent of its 1.5 percent savings
goal under that section. Expenditures made by a cooperative association for the purchase
of energy from a project may not be used to meet the revenue expenditure requirements of
subdivisions 1a and 1b.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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