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2013 Minnesota Statutes

Chapter 216B. Public Utilities

Chapter Sections
Section Headnote
216B.01Legislative Findings
216B.013Renumbered 216B.8109
216B.02Definitions
216B.022Submetering

MUNICIPALS, COOPERATIVES, DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
216B.025Municipal Regulation Option
216B.026Cooperative Electric Association; Election on Regulation
216B.027Cooperative Electric Association Stockholder Rights
216B.029Standards for Distribution Utilities

RATES, STANDARDS, AND PRACTICES
216B.03Reasonable Rate
216B.04Standard of Service
216B.045Regulation of Intrastate Natural Gas Pipeline
216B.05Filing Schedules, Rules, and Service Agreements
216B.06Receiving Different Compensation
216B.07Rate Preference Prohibited
216B.075Meter Reading; Customer Scheduling Needs

COMMISSION RESPONSIBILITIES
216B.08Duties of Commission
216B.09Standards; Classifications; Rules; Practices

RESIDENTIAL PROTECTIONS; DISCONNECTION
216B.091Monthly Reports
216B.095Repealed, 2007 c 57 art 2 s 42,43
216B.0951Propane Prepurchase Program
216B.096Cold Weather Rule; Public Utility
216B.097Cold Weather Rule; Cooperative or Municipal Utility
216B.0975Disconnection during Extreme Heat Conditions
216B.0976Notice to Cities of Utility Disconnection
216B.098Residential Customer Protections

ACCOUNTING, MERCURY COSTS, DEPRECIATION
216B.10Accounting
216B.105Customer Share of Mercury Control Costs
216B.11Depreciation Rates and Practices

INVESTIGATORY REQUIREMENTS
216B.12Right of Entrance; Inspection
216B.13Production and Examination of Records
216B.14Investigation

RATE HEARINGS
216B.15Hearings; Examiner
216B.16Rate Change; Procedure; Hearing

SPECIAL RATES AND PRACTICES
216B.161Area Development Rate Plan
216B.1611Interconnection of on-Site Distributed Generation
216B.1612Community-Based Energy Development; Tariff
216B.1613Standardized Contract
216B.162Competitive Rate for Electric Utility
216B.1621Electric Service Agreement
216B.163Flexible Tariff
216B.1635Recovery of Gas Utility Infrastructure Costs
216B.1636Recovery of Electric Utility Infrastructure Costs
216B.1637Repealed, 2013 c 85 art 13 s 6
216B.164Cogeneration and Small Power Production
216B.1641Community Solar Garden
216B.1645Power Purchase Contract or Investment
216B.1646Rate Reduction; Property Tax Reduction
216B.165Repealed, 2007 c 136 art 3 s 7
216B.166Cogenerating Power Plant
216B.167Performance-Based Gas Purchasing Plan
216B.1675Performance Regulation Plan for Gas Utility Service
216B.168Expired, 1993 c 254 s 1
216B.1681Curtailment Payments
216B.169Renewable and High-Efficiency Energy Rate Options
216B.1691Renewable Energy Objectives
216B.1692Emissions-Reduction Rider
216B.1693MS 2010 Expired, 1Sp2003 c 11 art 2 s 4
216B.1694Innovative Energy Project
216B.1695Environmental Projects; Advance Determination of Prudence

COMPLAINTS AND HEARINGS
216B.17Complaint Investigation and Hearing
216B.18Service of Notice
216B.19Joint Hearing and Investigation
216B.20Separate Rate Hearing
216B.21Summary Investigation
216B.22Municipality; Amicus Curiae Authority
216B.23Lawful Rate; Reasonable Service

ENERGY CONSERVATION; UTILITY CONSTRUCTION
216B.24Construction of Major Facility; Filing Plans
216B.2401Energy Savings Policy Goal
216B.241Energy Conservation Improvement
216B.2411Distributed Energy Resources
216B.2412Decoupling of Energy Sales from Revenues
216B.242Repealed, 2011 c 97 s 34

RENEWABLE ENERGY INITIATIVES
216B.2421Definition of Large Energy Facility
216B.2422Resource Planning; Renewable Energy
216B.2423Wind Power Mandate
216B.2424Biomass Power Mandate
216B.2425State Transmission Plan
216B.2426Opportunities for Distributed Generation

CERTIFICATE OF NEED
216B.243Certificate of Need for Large Energy Facility

MISCELLANY
216B.244Nuclear Plant Capacity Requirements
216B.2445Decommissioning Nuclear Plant; Storing Used Fuel
216B.245Pump and Store Hydropower Facility; Prohibition
216B.246Federally Approved Transmission Lines; Incumbent Transmission Lineowner Rights

COMMISSION ORDERS; PROCEDURAL RESPONSIBILITIES
216B.25Further Action on Previous Order
216B.26Order; Effective Date
216B.27Rehearing; Condition Precedent to Judicial Review
216B.28Subpoena; Witness Fee and Mileage
216B.29Hearing and Subpoena Compliance Powers
216B.30Deposition
216B.31Testimony and Production of Records; Perjury
216B.32Certified Copy of Document As Evidence
216B.33Commission Ruling Written, Filed, and Certified
216B.34Public Records
216B.35Transcribed Record

MUNICIPAL POWERS
216B.36Municipal Regulatory and Taxing Powers

TOWNSHIP NATURAL GAS UTILITY AGREEMENT
216B.361Township Agreement with Natural Gas Utility

ASSIGNED ELECTRIC SERVICE AREAS
216B.37Assigned Service Area; Electric Utility; Legislative Policy
216B.38Definitions
216B.39Assigned Service Area
216B.40Exclusive Service Right; Service Extension
216B.41Effect of Incorporation, Annexation, or Consolidation
216B.42Service Extension in Certain Situations
216B.421Homestead; Option of Electric Service
216B.43Hearing on Complaint

MUNICIPAL ACQUISITION OF UTILITY PROPERTY
216B.44Municipal Service Territory Extension
216B.45Municipal Purchase of Public Utility
216B.46Municipal Acquisition Procedures; Notice; Election
216B.465Voter Ratification of Municipal Purchase, Limited Application
216B.47Acquisition by Eminent Domain

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND BUSINESS PRACTICES
216B.48Relations with Affiliated Interest
216B.49Securities; Public Financing
216B.50Restrictions on Property Transfer and Merger
216B.51Stock Purchase

VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES, JUDICIAL CONSIDERATIONS
216B.52Appeal
216B.53Suspension of Commission Order
216B.54Legal Action Against Violation
216B.55Repealed, 1983 c 247 s 219
216B.56Burden of Proof
216B.57Penalty for Violation of Act
216B.58Penalties; Construing Act, Omission, and Failure
216B.59Continuing Violation
216B.60Penalties Cumulative
216B.61Actions to Recover Penalties

ASSESSMENTS
216B.62Regulatory Expenses
216B.63Interest on Assessment

MISCELLANEOUS
216B.64Attorney General's Responsibilities
216B.65Department to Employ Necessary Staff
216B.66Construction
216B.67Citation

MERCURY EMISSIONS REDUCTION
216B.68Definitions; Mercury Emissions Reduction
216B.681Monitoring Mercury Emissions
216B.682Mercury Emissions-Reduction Plans
216B.683Mercury Emissions Reduction; Cost Recovery, Financial Incentives
216B.684Environmental Assessment of Mercury Emissions-Reduction Plan
216B.685Mercury Emissions-Reduction Plan Approval
216B.6851Utility Option
216B.686Other Environmental Improvement Plans
216B.687Mercury Emissions Reduction Implementation, Operation
216B.688Relationship to Other State Financial Requirements

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
216B.79Preventative Maintenance
216B.81Renumbered 216B.029

HYDROGEN ENERGY
216B.8109Hydrogen Energy Economy Goal
216B.811Definitions
216B.812Fostering Use of Hydrogen Energy
216B.813Minnesota Renewable Hydrogen Initiative
216B.815Regional Energy Research and Education Partnership

LOCAL POWER QUALITY ZONES
216B.82Local Power Quality Zones

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