Minnesota Energy: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Renewable energy portfolio standard: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 216B.1691
Solar energy standard: MSA 216B.1691
Hydrogen energy: MSA 216B.8109 to 216B.815
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Minnesota Department of Commerce
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Minnesota state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard.
• Administration and enforcement. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission administers the state's renewable energy portfolio standard, and the Minnesota Department of Commerce is charged with initiating a plan to move Minnesota toward widespread use of hydrogen as a source of energy.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
Each utility must make a good-faith effort to utilize sufficient renewable energy technology to ensure that at least 1 percent of the utility's total retail electric sales in 2005 is from renewable sources. That percentage must increase to 7 percent of the utility's total retail electric sales by 2010.
Utilities must continue to increase their utilization of renewable energy technologies to achieve the following percentages of the utility's total retail electric sales:
- By 2012: 12 percent
- By 2016: 17 percent
- By 2020: 20 percent
- By 2025: 25 percent
However, if an electric utility company owned a nuclear generating facility as of January ...
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