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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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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
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
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
  • : Docket 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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19-311GRE 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
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
17-185Xcel Energy and ITC Midwest LLC propose to construct a new 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the Huntley substation near the towns of Huntley and Winnebago, Minnesota to the Wilmarth substation in the city of Mankato, Minnesota 12/12/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2018-03-28: Application accepted
  • 2018-04-17: Public meeting
  • 2018-07-17: Scoping decision
  • 2018-12-07: Draft EIS available
  • 2019-02-27: Public hearing
  • 2019-04-03: Final EIS available
  • 2019-05-22: ALJ report issued
  • 2019-08-05: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-322Freeborn Wind Energy LLC proposes to construct an approximately seven-mile long 161 kilovolt high voltage transmission line to interconnect the proposed Freeborn Wind Farm with the existing Glenworth Substation southeast of Glenville, Minnesota in Freeborn County09/13/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2017-12-05: Application accepted
  • 2017-12-19: Public meeting
  • 2018-03-07: Scoping decision
  • 2018-05-14: Environmental document available
  • 2018-05-31: Public hearing
  • 2018-09-20: Permit Decision
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-628Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 2.5 miles of new 115 kV electric transmission line near the city of Backus in Cass County07/24/2015 12:00 AM
  • 2015-09-17: Application accepted
  • 2015-10-12: Public meeting
  • 2015-12-10: Scoping decision
  • 2016-03-03: Environmental document available
  • 2016-03-30: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed