1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3429 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 216B.241, is amended by adding a
1.4subdivision to read:
1.5    Subd. 5c. Large solar electric generating plant. (a) For the purpose of this
1.7(1) "project" means a solar electric generation project consisting of arrays of solar
1.8photovoltaic cells with a capacity of up to two megawatts located on the site of a closed
1.9landfill owned by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; and
1.10(2) "cooperative electric association" means a generation and transmission
1.11cooperative electric association that has a member distribution cooperative association to
1.12which it provides wholesale electric service in whose service territory a project is located.
1.13(b) A cooperative electric association may include in its conservation plan purchases
1.14of electric energy from a project. The cost-effectiveness of project purchases may be
1.15determined by a different standard than for other energy conservation improvements under
1.16this section if the commissioner determines that doing so is in the public interest in order
1.17to encourage the use of solar energy. The kilowatt hours of solar energy purchased from a
1.18project may be counted toward the energy-savings goal required under subdivision 1c.
1.19Expenditures made by a cooperative electric association for the purchase of energy from a
1.20project may not be used to meet the revenue expenditure requirements of subdivisions 1a
1.21and 1b."