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SF 385

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/22/2019 04:27pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; modifying the renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 216B.1691, subdivision 2a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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:

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deleted text begin 2012
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deleted text begin 12 percent
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(1)
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2016
17 percent
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(2)
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2020
deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text begin 25new text end percent
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(3)
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2025
deleted text begin25deleted text endnew text begin 37new text end percentdeleted text begin.
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new text begin (4)
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new text begin 2030
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new text begin 50 percent.
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(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:

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deleted text begin 2010
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deleted text begin 15 percent
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deleted text begin 2012
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deleted text begin 18 percent
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(1)
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2016
25 percent
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(2)
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2020
30 percentdeleted text begin.
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new text begin (3)
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new text begin 2025
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new text begin 37 percent
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new text begin (4)
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new text begin 2030
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new text begin 50 percent.
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deleted text begin 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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