Minnesota Hydropower Facility Licensing, Certification, Safety, & Regulation(7-MN)
Currently, the RAPID Toolkit does not have state specific content regarding facility licensing, certification, and dam safety for hydropower development in Minnesota.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Small Hydropower Program:||Minnesota does not currently have a small hydropower program.|
|Renewable Portfolio Standard Process (RPS):||Minnesota requires public utilities operating in the state to have at least 25% of retail electricity sales be generated or procured using eligible renewable sources by 2025. Minn. Stat. 216B.1691.|
|RPS Eligible:||Hydroelectric facilities less than 100 MW.|
|RPS Regulatory Agency:||Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS); Michigan Renewable Energy Certification System (MIRECS)|
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