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Renewable Energy Production Incentive

The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section include:

  • "Qualified hydroelectric facility" 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour.
  • "Qualified wind energy conversion facility" 1.0 cent per kilowatt-hour
  • "Qualified on-farm biogas recovery facility" 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour.

Subd. 5. Amount of payment; wind facilities limit.
a. An incentive payment is based on the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity generated. The amount of the payment is:
c. There is annually appropriated from the renewable development account under section 116C.779 to the commissioner of commerce sums sufficient to make the payments required under this section, in addition to the amounts funded by the renewable development account as specified in subdivision 5a. 

Subd. 4.Payment period.
a. A facility may receive payments under this section for a ten-year period starting from the date the facility begins generating electricity. No payment under this section may be made for electricity generated:
  1. by a qualified hydroelectric facility after December 31, 2021;
  2. by a qualified wind energy conversion facility after December 31, 2018; or
  3. by a qualified on-farm biogas recovery facility after December 31, 2015.