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SF 2981

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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; clarifying definition of eligible energy technologies for
purposes of the renewable energy standard; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007
Supplement, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 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 with a capacity of less
than 100 megawatts; (4) hydrogen, provided that after January 1, 2010, the hydrogen must
be generated from the resources listed in this clause; or (5) biomass, which includes,
without limitation, landfill gas, an anaerobic digester system, 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.new text begin Eligible energy technology also
includes an energy recovery process that converts otherwise lost energy from the heat of
exhaust stacks or pipes used for engines or manufacturing or industrial processes, or the
reduction of high pressure in water or gas lines.
new text end

(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.