.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 863, the delete everything amendment
(A09-0329), as follows:
Page 2, after line 29, insert:
"Sec. 3. [216B.1614] SMALL RENEWABLE PROJECTS PURCHASE.
1.5Between the effective date of this section and December 31, 2010, electric utilities,
1.6as defined in section 216B.1691, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), must purchase or contract to
1.7purchase energy from a sufficient number of renewable energy projects with a nameplate
1.8capacity of five megawatts or less so as to total at least 200 megawatts in the aggregate.
1.9Such projects must be constructed or under construction by December 31, 2010, and must
1.10meet the eligibility requirements for a renewable energy incentive under the American
1.11Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the federal Rural Energy for America Program,
1.12or other renewable energy incentive program. Before December 31, 2010, an electric
1.13utility must undertake such projects in approximate proportion to its share of the total
1.14amount of electrical energy sold within this state. This requirement shall not prevent an
1.15electric utility from developing or acquiring electrical energy from other sources either
1.16within or outside the state regardless of whether such sources use renewable energy.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly