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20-860Northern Wind Energy, LLC is proposing to replace the existing Chanarambie and Viking wind farms with a new 121.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm -- the Northern Wind Project, in Murray County. The project would remove 65 existing turbines and replace them with 45 new, larger turbines. 12/23/2020 10:54 AM
  • 2021-06-30: Application accepted
  • 2021-07-21: Public meeting
  • 2021-10-01: Draft permit issued
  • 2021-11-03: Public hearing
  • : Permit issued
  • : Project built
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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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
20-384Walleye Wind, LLC, proposes to construct and operate the 109.2 megawatt (MW) Walleye Wind Project on aproximately 31,000 acres in Rock County, Minnesota.04/01/2020 11:54 AM
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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19-394Buffalo 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
08-1494Community Wind North, LLC, is seeking a site permit amendment to retrofit the currently operating 30MW Community Wind North Project in Lincoln County.04/02/2019 09:29 AM
  • 2019-04-17: Application accepted
  • 2019-04-17: Draft permit issued
  • 2019-05-28: Public meeting
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
05-1220Jeffers Wind 20, LLC, is seeking a site permit amendment to retrofit the currently operating 50MW Jeffers Wind Energy Center in Cottonwood County.03/28/2019 10:21 AM
  • 2019-04-17: Application accepted
  • 2019-04-17: Draft permit issued
  • 2019-05-29: Public meeting
  • 2019-09-23: Permit Decision
  • : Project built
05-1707Fenton Power Partners I, LLC (Fenton PPI) is seeking an amendment of its site permit to allow Fenton PPI to retrofit 136 of the 137 turbines in the Fenton Wind Project located in the counties of Murray and Nobles.10/23/2018 08:21 AM
  • : Application accepted
  • : Draft permit issued
  • : Public meeting
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
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
17-597Nobles 2 Wind Project is a 260 MW LWECS planned for construction in Nobles County, with the purpose of delivering renewable energy to Minnesota Power customers. 08/18/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2018-01-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-02-28: Public meeting
  • 2018-03-29: Scoping decision
  • 2018-05-25: Draft permit issued
  • 2018-05-30: Environmental document available
  • 2018-06-20: Public hearing
  • 2018-08-24: ALJ report issued
  • 2019-01-31: Permit issued
  • 2020-12-10: Project built
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
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
09-584Site Permit Amendment Application to Repower the 201 megawatt (MW) Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Nobles County. 07/20/2009 12:00 AM
  • 2009-08-11: Application accepted
  • 2009-10-02: Draft permit issued
  • 2009-10-15: Public meeting
  • 2009-12-11: Permit issued
  • 2010-12-01: Project built
  • 2010-12-21: Project built
  • 2021-02-26: Application accepted
  • 2021-04-29: Public meeting
  • 2021-08-27: Permit Amended
  • Upcoming: Project built
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
  • : Public meeting
  • : Permit Amended
  • : Project built