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CHAPTER 216B. Public utilities

Table of Sections
Section Headnote
216B.01 Legislative findings.
216B.013 Hydrogen energy economy goal.
216B.02 Definitions.
216B.022 Submetering.

MUNICIPALS AND COOPERATIVES

216B.025 Municipal regulation option.
216B.026 Cooperative electric association; election on regulation.
216B.027 Cooperative electric association stockholder rights.

RATES, STANDARDS, AND PRACTICES

216B.03 Reasonable rate.
216B.04 Standard of service.
216B.045 Regulation of intrastate natural gas pipeline.
216B.05 Filing schedules, rules, and service agreements.
216B.06 Receiving different compensation.
216B.07 Rate preference prohibited.
216B.075 Meter reading; customer scheduling needs.

COMMISSION RESPONSIBILITIES

216B.08 Duties of commission.
216B.09 Standards; classifications; rules; practices.
216B.095 Disconnection during cold weather.
216B.097 Cold weather rule, cooperative or municipal utility.
216B.0975 Disconnection during extreme heat conditions.
216B.098 Residential customer protections.
216B.10 Accounting.
216B.11 Depreciation rates and practices.

INVESTIGATORY REQUIREMENTS

216B.12 Right of entrance; inspection.
216B.13 Production and examination of records.
216B.14 Investigation.

RATE HEARINGS

216B.15 Hearings; examiner.
216B.16 Rate change; procedure; hearing.

SPECIAL RATES AND PRACTICES

216B.161 Area development rate plan.
216B.1611 Interconnection of on-site distributed generation.
216B.1612 Community-based energy development; tariff.
216B.162 Competitive rate for electric utility.
216B.1621 Electric service agreement.
216B.163 Flexible tariff.
216B.1635 Recovery of gas utility infrastructure costs.
216B.164 Cogeneration and small power production.
216B.1645 Power purchase contract or investment.
216B.1646 Rate reduction; property tax reduction.
216B.165 Energy audit.
216B.166 Cogenerating power plant.
216B.167 Performance-based gas purchasing plan.
216B.1675 Performance regulation plan for gas utility service.
216B.168 [Expired, 1993 c 254 s 1]
216B.169 Renewable and high-efficiency energy rate options.
216B.1691 Renewable energy objectives.
216B.1692 Emissions-reduction rider.
216B.1693 Clean energy technology.
216B.1694 Innovative energy project.

COMPLAINTS AND HEARINGS

216B.17 Complaint investigation and hearing.
216B.18 Service of notice.
216B.19 Joint hearing and investigation.
216B.20 Separate rate hearing.
216B.21 Summary investigation.
216B.22 Municipality; amicus curiae authority.
216B.23 Lawful rate; reasonable service.

ENERGY CONSERVATION; UTILITY CONSTRUCTION

216B.24 Construction of major facility; filing plans.
216B.241 Energy conservation improvement.
216B.2411 Distributed energy resources.
216B.242 Natural gas inverted rates program.
216B.2421 Definition of large energy facility.
216B.2422 Resource planning; renewable energy.
216B.2423 Wind power mandate.
216B.2424 Biomass power mandate.
216B.2425 State transmission plan.
216B.2426 Opportunities for distributed generation.
216B.243 Certificate of need for large energy facility.
216B.244 Nuclear plant capacity requirements.
216B.245 Pump and store hydropower facility; prohibition.

COMMISSION ORDERS; PROCEDURAL RESPONSIBILITIES

216B.25 Further action on previous order.
216B.26 Order; effective date.
216B.27 Rehearing; condition precedent to judicial review.
216B.28 Subpoena; witness fee and mileage.
216B.29 Hearing and subpoena compliance powers.
216B.30 Deposition.
216B.31 Testimony and production of records; perjury.
216B.32 Certified copy of document as evidence.
216B.33 Commission ruling written, filed, and certified.
216B.34 Public records.
216B.35 Transcribed record.

MUNICIPAL POWERS

216B.36 Municipal regulatory and taxing powers.

TOWNSHIP NATURAL GAS UTILITY AGREEMENT

216B.361 Township agreement with natural gas utility.

ASSIGNED ELECTRIC SERVICE AREAS

216B.37 Assigned service area; electric utility; legislative policy.
216B.38 Definitions.
216B.39 Assigned service area.
216B.40 Exclusive service right; service extension.
216B.41 Effect of incorporation, annexation, or consolidation.
216B.42 Service extension in certain situations.
216B.421 Homestead; option of electric service.
216B.43 Hearing on complaint.

MUNICIPAL ACQUISITION OF UTILITY PROPERTY

216B.44 Municipal service territory extension.
216B.45 Municipal purchase of public utility.
216B.46 Municipal acquisition procedures; notice; election.
216B.465 Voter ratification of municipal purchase, limited application.
216B.47 Acquisition by eminent domain.

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND BUSINESS PRACTICES

216B.48 Relations with affiliated interest.
216B.49 Securities; public financing.
216B.50 Restrictions on property transfer and merger.
216B.51 Stock purchase.

VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES, JUDICIAL CONSIDERATIONS

216B.52 Appeal.
216B.53 Suspension of commission order.
216B.54 Legal action against violation.
216B.55 [Repealed, 1983 c 247 s 219]
216B.56 Burden of proof.
216B.57 Penalty for violation of act.
216B.58 Penalties; construing act, omission, and failure.
216B.59 Continuing violation.
216B.60 Penalties cumulative.
216B.61 Actions to recover penalties.

ASSESSMENTS

216B.62 Regulatory expenses.
216B.63 Interest on assessment.

MISCELLANEOUS

216B.64 Attorney general's responsibilities.
216B.65 Department to employ necessary staff.
216B.66 Construction.
216B.67 Citation.
216B.79 Preventative maintenance.
216B.81 Standards for distribution utilities.
216B.811 Definitions.
216B.812 Fostering use of hydrogen energy.
216B.815 Regional energy research and education partnership; goals.
216B.82 Local power quality zones.

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