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Duluth Loop Reliability Project

Project Docket Details

Docket No E015/TL-21-141
Project name Duluth Loop Reliability Project
Applicant Minnesota Power
Description On 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).
Location St. Louis County
Contact Bill Storm
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Project Summary

The Duluth Loop Project includes: (1) construction of about 14 miles of new 115 kV transmission line between the Ridgeview, Haines Road, and Hilltop Substations; (2) construction of a new approximately one-mile extension connecting an existing 230 kV transmission line to the Arrowhead Substation; (3) upgrades to the Ridgeview, Hilltop, Haines Road, and Arrowhead substations; and (4) reconfiguration, rebuild, and upgrade to existing transmission lines and communications infrastructure in the Project area.  Minnesota Power will own all of the facilities proposed for the Duluth Loop Project.

EA Scoping Survey