Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary when the requirements set forth in the definition of qualifying project have been satisfied:
1. The natural gas utility certificated to serve the subject service territory may construct the necessary facilities subject to the provisions of this chapter; and
2. The natural gas utility constructing eligible infrastructure pursuant to subdivision 1 shall be permitted to recover the EIDC necessary to develop the eligible infrastructure for the designated qualifying project or projects in future rates as provided in §§ 56-607 and 56-608. The utility shall maintain the burden of demonstrating that the criteria set forth in this chapter have been satisfied.
2012, cc. 51, 202.