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HF 3429

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 03/22/2010 10:18am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 03/08/2010
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/22/2010

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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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.


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
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 five megawatts located on the site of a closed
landfill 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 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 the use of solar energy. The kilowatt hours of solar energy purchased from a
project may be counted toward the energy-savings goal required under subdivision 1c.
Expenditures made by a cooperative electric 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