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Solar Energy

Relevant Statutes: Minn. Stat. 216E.04/Minn. Rules 7850.2800 – 7850.3900 

If a proposed solar energy generating system is determined by the Commissioner of the Department of Commerce is 50 megawatts or greater it meets the definition of a large electric generating plant and is the subject to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s (Commission) siting authority. Any solar energy generating system below this threshold is not under the Commission’s regulatory authority.

Learn more about the solar energy generating permitting process:

The PUC Role: The Commission reviews and helps build the record, and the Commissioners will make the final decision about what appropriate action to take. 

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