Skip to content Loading

Project Search

Docket NumberProject NameDescriptionCreated Status
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
23-170Great 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
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
22-235Great 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
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
  • :
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
  • 2021-10-28: 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
  • :
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