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22-415Minnesota Power and Great River Energy propose to construct approximately 140 miles of new double-circuit 345 kV transmission line and to replace approximately 40 miles of existing transmission line with double-circuit 345 kV transmission line. The project would connect the existing Iron Range substation, near Grand Rapids, Minn., to a new Big Oaks substation near Monticello, Minn.08/02/2023 07:25 PM
23-159Xcel Energy proposes to place 100 miles of new transmission line on existing double-circuit capable structures running from the existing Alexandria Substation in Alexandria, Minnesota to Becker, Minnesota, where new transmission lines would be needed to facilitate the new Big Oaks Substation.07/17/2023 07:29 PM
23-217Xcel Energy proposes to construct a new 250 MW solar energy project in Sherburne County, Minnesota07/03/2023 07:43 PM
  • 2023-06-16: Docket is open
23-170Great River Energy proposes to construct a new 6.3 mile long 115 kV transmission line in Rice County and Scott County. 06/27/2023 05:47 PM
  • 2023-05-03: Docket is open
22-611To modernize the Minnesota terminal of the existing Square Butte high voltage direct current (HVDC) line that runs from North Dakota to Northeast Minnesota, a new terminal, new substation, and three high voltage transmission lines are proposed on a new site near the existing Arrowhead Substation in St. Louis County, Minnesota.06/02/2023 07:09 PM
23-109The Magellan Pipeline Company proposes to relocate approximately 0.74 miles of an existing petroleum pipeline in Pipestone County. 04/13/2023 01:58 PM
22-131Xcel Energy has applied for a certificate of need to construct two approximately 160- to 180-mile 345 kilovolt transmission lines and associated facilities connecting the Sherburne County Generation Station Substation (Sherco Substation) in Becker, Minnesota, and a new substation in Lyon County, Minnesota. 03/30/2023 08:31 PM
22-122The project would replace existing natural gas burners with dual-fuel burners and install associated facilities to allow ULSD fuel oil combustion during periods of natural gas curtailment. The project is expected to protect GRE customers from extremely high energy prices.03/30/2023 06:40 PM
23-43Heartland Corn Products proposes to construct an approximately 7.78-mile long, 6.625-inch outside diameter natural gas pipeline in Sibley County, Minnesota. The pipeline will originate near 595th Avenue, north of Highway MN- 19 (west of the City of Winthrop) and tie into the Hutchinson Utilities Commission pipeline at a new interconnect station. 03/20/2023 04:02 PM
  • 2023-03-20: Docket is open
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21-792Lake Wilson Solar Energy proposes to construct and operate Lake Wilson Solar Energy Center, an up to 150 megawatt alternating current photovoltaic solar energy generating facility with 95 megawatts of battery storage in Leeds Township, Murray County, Minnesota.11/29/2022 05:14 PM
  • 2023-04-04: Application accepted
  • 2023-05-10: Public meeting
22-422Summit Carbon Solutions, LLC, proposes to construct about 30 miles of carbon dioxide pipeline through Otter Tail and Wilkin Counties.10/27/2022 03:04 PM
22-235Great River Energy proposes to replace and upgrade 3.2 miles of existing 69-kV transmission line with 115-kV transmission line in St. Joseph, MN. Two existing substations along the route will be modified to accommodate the upgrade.08/05/2022 09:19 AM
  • 2022-11-21: Application accepted
  • 2022-12-07: Public meeting
  • 2023-05-01: Environmental document available
09-1197The proposed repowering of the Pleasant Valley Wind Project will consist of upgrading the existing 100 Vestas V100 turbines with Vestas V110, 2.2 MW turbines. Existing wind turbine towers will remain in place and be used for the installation of the new Vestas V110 turbines. Repowering of 86 of 100 existing turbines will involve the replacement of some components of the existing turbine nacelles and installing rotors with longer blades. The remaining 14 turbines will be repowered by replacing the entire turbine nacelle and a rotor with longer blades. New, larger turbine blades, coupled with upgraded generators will result in an increase of nominal production capacity of the Pleasant Valley Wind Project from 200 MW to 220 MW.06/21/2022 01:35 AM
21-266BP Midwest Product Pipelines Holding, LLC (BPMW) is proposing to reroute a section of pipeline near the Rochester International Airport in Olmsted County, Minnesota. 03/31/2022 11:57 AM
21-643The Rose Wind Project is currently operating and consists of 11 turbines that were previously permitted by Mower County, under seven separate limited liability companies. The Rose Wind Project will be repowered, renamed the Rose Creek Wind Project and operate under one company. Once repowered, the Rose Creek Wind Project will consist of six or seven wind turbines, and have a nameplate capacity of 17.4 MW.02/16/2022 10:56 PM
21-141On October 21, 2021, Minnesota Power (Applicant) submitted a Certificate of Need (CN) Application and a high voltage transmission line (HVTL) Route Permit Application (RPA) to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission). The RPA is submitted under the alternative review process (Minnesota Statute 216E.04; Minnesota Rule 7850.2800-3900).10/25/2021 10:21 AM
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21-668Xcel Energy is proposing additional dry cask storage of spent nuclear fuel at the Monticello nuclear plant. The additional storage would allow continued operation of the plant until 2040.09/15/2021 02:51 PM
  • 2022-02-15: Application accepted
  • 2022-01-25: Public meeting
  • 2022-03-02: Scoping decision
  • 2022-10-04: Environmental document available
  • 2022-10-26: Public meeting
  • : Public hearing
  • : ALJ report issued
  • : Certificate of Need Issued
  • : Project built
20-763Byron Solar, LLC is proposing to build a 200 MW solar project in Dodge County Minnesota. The Byron Solar Project would connect to the electrical grid via approximately three to four and one-half miles of newly constructed 345 kV transmission line. 08/19/2021 02:12 PM
21-113Hayward Solar, LLC is proposing to build and operate a 150 MW solar farm in Freeborn County.04/28/2021 04:28 PM
  • 2021-06-29: Application accepted
  • 2021-08-11: Public meeting
  • 2021-11-30: Scoping decision
  • 2022-03-01: Environmental document available
  • 2022-03-29: Public hearing
  • 2022-06-06: ALJ report issued
  • : Permit issued
  • : Project built
  • : Docket closed
21-189Northern States Power Company, doing business as Xcel Energy is proposing to construct an up to 460-megawatt solar project and two 345 kilovolt transmission lines to interconnect the Solar Project to the grid. As proposed, the West high voltage transmission line (HVTL) is approximately 3.2 miles long and the East HVTL line is approximately 1.7 miles long; both HVTL lines connect the Solar Project to the existing Sherburne County Substation. The Solar Project will partially replace energy production of the Sherco Generating Plant Unit 2, currently a coal-powered facility, which will cease operations in 2023.04/21/2021 09:20 AM
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20-647Louise Solar, LLC is seeking a site permit to construct the 50 MW Louise Solar Project in Mower County02/16/2021 05:44 PM
  • : Docket is open
20-872Petroleum Fuels Company (PFC) is proposing to construct a 5,600 foot long natural gas pipeline in Dakota County. The pipeline will transport natural gas from a processing facility near the Pine Bend landfill to an interconnection with the Northern States Power gas system.12/31/2020 12:59 PM
  • 2021-02-23: Application accepted
  • 2021-03-25: Public meeting
  • 2021-07-07: Permit issued
  • : Project built
  • : Docket closed
19-621Big Bend Wind, LLC has proposed the construction and operation of an 18 mile long 161 kilovolt (kV) high voltage transmission line (HVTL) to be located in Cottonwood, Martin, and Watonwan Counties, Minnesota. The proposed 161 kV HVTL is proposed to begin at the Big Bend Wind Project substation, and extend 18 miles to a proposed step-up substation to be located less than 1,500 feet of the Crandell Switching Station.11/19/2020 03:40 PM
19-620Red Rock Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy, LLC, has proposed to construct and operate the Red Rock Solar Project in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The proposed Red Rock Solar Project would generate up to 60 megawatts (MWs), and the anticipated project size is 483 acres.11/19/2020 03:00 PM
19-619Big Bend Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy, Inc., is proposing the Big Bend Wind Project located within portions of Cottonwood and Watonwan counties, Minnesota. The Big Bend Wind Project is proposing to constructed and operate 47 Nordex N-163 (5.7 MW), 48 Vestas V162 (5.6 MW), or 49 GE-158 (5.5 MW) turbines, which will have a total generation capability of up to 308 megawatts (MWs). 11/18/2020 12:10 PM
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20-423Great River Energy and Otter Tail Power Company jointly filed a route permit application to construct an approximately nine and one-half mile long 115 kilovolt high voltage transmission line and substation. The transmission line would interconnect the proposed Erie Substation with the existing Frazee Substation. The project is located near Frazee, Minnesota, in Becker and Otter Tail Counties.06/22/2020 07:00 AM
  • 2020-09-22: Application accepted
  • 2020-10-22: Public meeting
  • 2021-02-12: Scoping decision
  • 2021-05-14: Environmental document available
  • 2021-06-08: Public hearing
  • 2021-06-09: Public hearing
  • 2021-10-28: Permit Decision
  • : Project built
  • : Docket closed
18-700Plum Creek Wind Farm, LLC proposes to construct a 414 megawatt (MW) wind farm and associated 345 kV transmission line in Cottonwood, Murray, and Redwood County, Minnesota. 04/28/2020 03:56 PM
  • 2020-01-30: Application accepted
  • 2020-06-16: Public meeting
  • 2020-11-03: Scoping decision
  • 2021-01-11: Draft EIS available
  • 2021-02-01: Public meeting
  • 2021-02-16: Public hearing
  • : Final EIS available
  • : ALJ report issued
  • : Permit issued
  • : Project closed
18-701Plum Creek Wind Farm, LLC proposes to construct a 414 megawatt (MW) wind farm and associated transmission line in Cottonwood, Murray, and Redwood County, Minnesota. The transmission line is proposed to be a 345 kilovolt (kV) line, with a length of approximately 31 miles. 12/02/2019 12:33 PM
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19-576Three Waters Wind Farm, LLC is proposing the 201 MW Three Waters Wind Farm in Jackson County, Minnesota. The proposed project area also extends into Osceola and Dickinson Counties, Iowa. The proposed project is primarily planned to be located within Jackson County, Minnesota, but project areas within Osceola and/or Dickinson Counties, Iowa may be utilized as alternative locations should they be necessary. Three Waters Wind Farm, LLC has also applied for a Certificate of Need (CN), which can be found under docket #IP-7002/CN-19-154.10/11/2019 12:14 PM
  • 2019-12-23: Application accepted
  • 2020-02-20: Public meeting
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19-495On September 16, 2019, Geronimo Energy submitted a site permit application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) under the alternative review process (Minnesota Statute 216E.04; Minnesota Rule 7850.2800-3900). Geronimo Energy proposes to construct the Elk Creek Solar Project (Project), a solar energy conversion facility with an 80-megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) nameplate capacity, in Vienna Township, Rock County, Minnesota.09/23/2019 10:25 AM
  • 2019-12-23: Application accepted
  • 2020-01-13: Public meeting
  • 2020-02-06: Scoping decision
  • 2020-06-16: Environmental document available
  • 2020-07-23: Public hearing
  • : Permit issued
  • : Project built
  • : Docket closed
19-394Buffalo Ridge Wind, LLC proposes to build and operate a 109 megawatt (MW) wind farm southeast of the city of Lake Benton, in Lincoln and Pipestone County. 07/31/2019 01:48 PM
  • 2019-11-12: Application accepted
  • 2019-12-05: Public meeting
  • 2020-01-10: Scoping decision
  • 2020-02-26: Draft permit issued
  • 2020-06-23: Environmental document available
  • 2020-07-22: Public hearing
  • 2020-10-01: ALJ report issued
  • : Permit issued
  • : Project built
19-395Regal Solar, LLC was granted a site permit to construct the 100 MW Regal Solar Project in Benton County.07/22/2019 12:46 PM
  • 2019-10-11: Application accepted
  • 2019-11-13: Public meeting
  • 2019-12-04: Scoping decision
  • 2020-11-06: Environmental document available
  • 2020-12-01: Public hearing
  • 2021-04-26: Permit Decision
  • : Project built
19-311GRE proposes to build and operate a 115 kV transmission line in Lake Eunice Township near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.07/22/2019 09:51 AM
  • 2019-07-18: Application accepted
18-755Detroit Lakes Public Utilities (DLPU) proposes to build and operate a 115 kV transmission line and substation near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. 06/19/2019 12:35 PM
  • : Application accepted
18-752Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership has applied for a Pipeline Route Permit and Partial Exemption for the Fond du Lac Line 4 Project on the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation. The Project will relocate approximately 10 miles of the existing Line 4 pipeline from the center to the outer edge of the existing Enbridge Mainline Corridor within the Fond du Lac Band Reservation. 03/04/2019 11:22 AM
  • 2019-02-25: Docket is open
  • 2019-04-11: Application accepted
  • 2019-05-22: Public meeting
  • 2019-06-28: ALJ report issued
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
  • : Project Closed
20-867Dodge County Wind proposes to construct approximately 27 miles of 161 kV transmission line in Dodge and Mower counties in Minnesota. 07/09/2018 12:42 PM
  • 2018-10-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-10-25: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Scoping decision
20-866Dodge County Wind, LLC (DCW or applicant), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, proposes to construct and operate a 259-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Dodge and Steele Counties and an associated 161 kV transmission line in Dodge and Mower counties. 06/25/2018 04:35 PM
  • 2018-06-29: Docket is open
  • 2018-10-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-10-25: Public meeting
  • 2019-04-18: Scoping decision
  • 2019-07-29: Draft EIS available
17-700Blazing Star 2 Wind Project is a 200 MW LWECS planned for construction in Lincoln County11/21/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2018-01-29: Application accepted
  • 2018-02-20: Public meeting
  • 2018-05-11: Draft permit issued
  • 2018-11-06: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-410Freeborn Wind Energy, LLC, an affiliate of Invenergy, LLC, has proposed to construct and operate the 200 MW Freeborn Wind Farm in Freeborn County, Minnesota and Worth County, Iowa06/14/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2017-08-31: Application accepted
  • 2017-09-20: Public meeting
  • 2018-01-30: Draft permit issued
  • 2018-02-20: Public hearing
  • 2018-05-14: ALJ report issued
  • 2018-12-19: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-858Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation is proposing to install approximately 13.1 miles of new natural gas pipeline west and south of the city of Rochester in Olmsted County, Minnesota11/03/2015 12:00 AM
  • 2016-02-03: Application accepted
  • 2016-02-29: Public meeting
  • 2016-07-26: Routes accepted for consideration
  • 2016-09-16: Environmental document available
  • Upcoming: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-137Enbridge Energy proposes to replace 337 miles of the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. Line 3 originates in Canada, continues through North Dakota, enters Minnesota in Kittson County, and terminates in Superior, Wiscsonsin. 02/23/2015 12:00 AM
  • 2015-07-01: Application accepted
  • 2016-04-25: Public meeting
  • 2016-12-05: Scoping decision
  • 2017-05-15: Draft EIS available
  • 2017-09-26: Public hearing
  • 2018-02-02: Final EIS available
  • 2018-04-24: ALJ report issued
  • 2018-10-26: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
11-863Zephyr Wind, LLC is proposing a partial repower of the existing 30.75 MW Community Wind South Wind Farm in Nobles County. The partial repower includes replacing the blades and nacelles on all 15 turbines in the project. 10/20/2011 12:00 AM
  • 2011-11-14: Application accepted
  • 2012-02-06: Draft permit issued
  • 2012-03-05: Public meeting
  • 2012-05-01: Permit issued
  • 2012-12-15: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
  • Upcoming: Public meeting
10-1307The Savanna HVTL Project is a proposal by Great River Energy and Minnesota Power for new switching station and rebiuld of an existing 69 kV line to a 115 kV HVTL in St. Louis and Carlton Counties01/24/2011 12:00 AM
  • Upcoming: Application accepted
  • Upcoming: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Scoping decision
  • Upcoming: Environmental document available
  • Upcoming: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
08-510Xcel Energy is proposing a change in spent fuel storage technology at the Prairie Island ISFSI. 05/27/2008 12:00 AM
  • 2008-08-18: Application accepted
  • 2008-09-10: Public meeting
  • 2008-11-14: Scoping decision
  • 2009-03-17: Draft EIS available
  • 2009-04-21: Public meeting
  • 2009-05-14: Public hearing
  • 2009-07-31: Final EIS available
  • 2009-12-18: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
07-839Site Permit Amendment Application to Repower the 100.5 megawatt (MW) Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Mower County. 07/17/2007 12:00 AM
  • 2007-07-26: Application accepted
  • 2007-08-20: Draft permit issued
  • 2007-09-19: Public meeting
  • 2007-10-22: Scoping decision
  • 2007-10-31: Environmental document available
  • 2008-01-15: Permit issued
  • 2008-07-22: Public meeting
  • 2008-08-05: Scoping decision
  • 2008-08-11: Environmental document available
  • 2008-08-14: Public hearing
  • 2008-09-11: Permit issued
  • 2008-12-31: Project built
  • 2021-06-24: Application accepted
  • 2021-07-19: Public meeting
  • 2021-10-13: Permit Amended
  • : Project built