1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1155 as follows:
1.2Page 1, delete section 1 and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.243, subdivision 8, is amended to
1.5    Subd. 8. Exemptions. This section does not apply to:
1.6(1) cogeneration or small power production facilities as defined in the Federal Power
1.7Act, United States Code, title 16, section 796, paragraph (17), subparagraph (A), and
1.8paragraph (18), subparagraph (A), and having a combined capacity at a single site of less
1.9than 80,000 kilowatts; plants or facilities for the production of ethanol or fuel alcohol; or
1.10any case where the commission has determined after being advised by the attorney general
1.11that its application has been preempted by federal law;
1.12(2) a high-voltage transmission line proposed primarily to distribute electricity to
1.13serve the demand of a single customer at a single location, unless the applicant opts to
1.14request that the commission determine need under this section or section 216B.2425;
1.15(3) the upgrade to a higher voltage of an existing transmission line that serves
1.16the demand of a single customer that primarily uses existing rights-of-way, unless the
1.17applicant opts to request that the commission determine need under this section or section
1.18216B.2425 ;
1.19(4) a high-voltage transmission line of one mile or less required to connect a new or
1.20upgraded substation to an existing, new, or upgraded high-voltage transmission line;
1.21(5) conversion of the fuel source of an existing electric generating plant to using
1.22natural gas;
1.23(6) the modification of an existing electric generating plant to increase efficiency,
1.24as long as the capacity of the plant is not increased more than ten percent or more than
1.25100 megawatts, whichever is greater; or
1.26(7) a large energy facility that:
1.27(i) generates electricity from wind energy conversion systems,;
2.1(ii) will serve retail customers in Minnesota,; and
2.2(iii) meets any of the following conditions:
2.3(a) is specifically intended to be used to meet the renewable energy objective under
2.4section 216B.1691; or
2.5(b) addresses a resource need identified in a current commission-approved or
2.6commission-reviewed resource plan under section 216B.2422, and (iv); or
2.7(c) derives at least ten percent of the total nameplate capacity of the proposed project
2.8from one or more C-BED projects, as defined under section 216B.1612, subdivision 2,
2.9paragraph (f)