A bill for an act
relating to energy; authorizing certificates of need for certain small modular
reactors; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 216B.243, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Nuclear power plant; new text begincertain new text endnew construction prohibited; relicensing.

(a)
new text begin Except as provided in paragraph (c), new text endthe commission may not issue a certificate of need for
the construction of a new nuclear-powered electric generating plant.

(b) Any certificate of need for additional storage of spent nuclear fuel for a facility
seeking a license extension shall address the impacts of continued operations over the period
for which approval is sought.

new text begin (c) The commission may issue a certificate of need to construct a new nuclear-powered
generating plant with a maximum generation capacity of 300 megawatts.
new text end

Statutes affected:
Introduction: 216B.243