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Renewable Energy Standard (RES)


Minn. Stat. 216B.1691 requires that the state’s electric utilities obtain the following percentages of energy from renewables by the following dates:

Year Utilities Xcel Energy
2010   7% (goal) 15% req.
2012 12% req. 18% req.
2016 17% req. 25% req.
2020 20% req. 30% req.
2025 25% req. 30% req.

Total: 27% renewable electricity by 2525.

Status: All electric utilities are on track to meet goals with current and planned renewable power generation projects, primarily from wind.