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HF 746

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/04/2021 03:08pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/04/2021

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to energy; amending the biomass technologies that contribute to a utility's
renewable energy standard obligation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
216B.1691, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 216B.1691, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


(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 paragraph; or

(5) biomass, which includesdeleted text begin, without limitation, landfill gas;deleted text end an anaerobic digester
systemdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end the predominantly organic components of wastewater effluent, sludge, or related
by-products from publicly owned treatment works, but new text begindoes new text endnot deleted text beginincludingdeleted text endnew text begin includenew text end incineration
of wastewater sludge to produce electricitydeleted text begin; 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
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(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. "Total retail electric sales"
does not include the sale of hydroelectricity supplied by a federal power marketing
administration or other federal agency, regardless of whether the sales are directly to a
distribution utility or are made to a generation and transmission utility and pooled for further
allocation to a distribution utility.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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