.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 863, the delete everything amendment
(A09-0329), as follows:
Page 23, after line 2, insert:
"Sec. 31. NATURAL GAS UTILITIES; INTERIM ENERGY SAVINGS PLAN.
1.5The commissioner of commerce may approve an energy conservation improvement
1.6plan under Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.241, subdivision 1c, paragraph (d), that:
1.7(1) is submitted to the commissioner in calendar year 2009 by a utility that provides
1.8natural gas service at retail;
1.9(2) governs the conservation improvements to be undertaken by the utility over the
1.10next three-year time period; and
1.11(3) is accompanied by a study that specifies how the utility may:
1.12(i) average savings of at least 0.75 percent over the three years following submission
1.13of the plan;
1.14(ii) meet and exceed the minimum energy savings goal of one percent of gross
1.15annual retail sales within five years of submission of the plan; and
1.16(iii) achieve average annual savings of at least one percent over the nine years
1.17following submission of the plan.
1.18The plan must include projections of the total amount spent by the utility to achieve
1.19energy savings each year and the cost per unit of energy saved.
1.20Nothing in this section precludes the commissioner from requiring additional
1.21energy conservation improvement activities and programs beyond those proposed by a
1.22utility in its proposed plan so long as those additional activities and programs meet the
1.23requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.241. The commissioner shall require
1.24all reasonable actions by a utility that will increase the likelihood of the utility's meeting
1.25and exceeding the minimum one percent energy savings goal and the 1.5 percent goal
1.26as soon as reasonably feasible.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly