MN: Bill to super-size RPS introduced


Minnesota’s RPS currently requires 25% renewables by 2025 for electric utilities (other than Xcel Energy, which is subject to a separate requirement). S.F. 153 would expand the RPS to 50% by 2030, accelerating the 2020 level to 25% and the 2025 level to 37%.

For Xcel Energy, the RPS currently requires 30% renewables by 2020. S.F. 153 would extend the standard to 37% by 2025 and 50% by 2050. This bill would not change the additional solar standard, currently set at 1.5% by 2020.