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216B.24 CONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR FACILITY; FILING PLANS.

Subdivision 1.Major utility facility defined.

The words "major utility facility" means: (1) electric generating plant and associated facilities designed for, or capable of, operation at a capacity of 50 megawatts or more; (2) an electric transmission line and associated facilities of a design capacity of 125 kilovolts or more; and (3) a gas transmission line and associated facilities designed for, or capable of, transporting gas at pressures in excess of 125 pounds per square inch; provided, however, that the words "major utility facility" shall not include electric or gas distribution lines and gas gathering lines and associated facilities as defined by the commission.

Subd. 2.Construction plan filed; rules.

Under rules as the commission may prescribe, every public utility shall file with the commission, within the time and in the form as the commission may designate, plans showing any contemplated construction of major utility facilities.

Subd. 3.Applicability to municipalities.

The provisions of this section shall apply to the construction of major utility facilities by a municipally owned gas or electric utility.