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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 in Leeds Township, Murray County, Minnesota.11/29/2022 05:14 PM
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
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
19-495On 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
19-395Regal 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
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