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Records: 38
Docket Number Project Name Description Applicant Status
Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 13 miles of new 115 kilovolt transmission line and a new 115 kV breaker station, in Aitkin County, northeast of the city of Aitkin
Great River Energy • Upcoming: Application accepted
Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 2.5 miles of new 115 kV electric transmission line near the city of Backus in Cass County
Great River Energy • 2015-10-12: Public meeting
Mankato Energy Center II, LLC proposes to construct a 345 MW expansion of the Mankato Energy Center in the city of Mankato, Blue Earth County
Calpine; Mankato Energy Center II, LLC • Upcoming: Application accepted
Great River Energy (GRE) and Minnesota Power (MP) are proposing to construct the Motley Area 115 kV Project, a 115 kilovolt (kV) high voltage transmission line (HVTL) and associated facilities near the city of Motley in Morrison, Cass and Todd counties.
Great River Energy; Minnesota Power • 2015-07-14: Scoping decision
Site permit application for a 62.25 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility in Lyon County
Marshall Solar, LLC • 2015-09-30: Environmental document available
Enbridge Energy proposes to replace 337 miles of the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. Line 3 originates in Canada, continues through North Dakota, enters Minnesota in Kittson County, and terminates in Superior, Wiscsonsin.
Enbridge, LLP • 2015-07-01: Application accepted
North Star Solar PV, LLC is filing a Joint Application for a 100 MW solar generating plant site permit and connecting 115 kV transmission line route permit in Chisago County
North Star Solar PV, LLC • 2015-09-24: Environmental document available
Minnesota Power's proposed 16 Line Reroute project is an approximately three-mile-long 115 kilovolt HVTL located in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Minnesota Power • 2015-05-19: Scoping decision
Great River Energy and Minnesota Power propose to construct a new 115 kV transmission line and to construct and modify substations near the city of Menahga in Hubbard, Wadena, and Becker County
Great River Energy; Minnesota Power • 2015-09-28: Environmental document available
A Comparative Environmental Review of the Proposed Minnesota Pipe Line Reliability Project and the Alternatives Identified in the Certificate of Need Application
Minnesota Pipeline Company, LLC • 2015-08-31: Project closed
Minnkota Power is planning a new 115 kV transmission line and new 115/41.6 substation in Clearwater County
Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. • Upcoming: Application accepted
Aurora Distributed Solar, LLC (Aurora) proposes to construct distributed photovoltaic (PV) solar generation systems and associted facilities totaling 100 MW (alternating current nameplate capacity), to be located at up to 24 locations in Minnesota.
Aurora Distributed Solar, LLC • 2015-06-30: Permit issued
Minnesota Power, in partnership with Manitoba Hydro, proposes to construct a 500 kV high voltage transmission line (HVTL) from the International border that would terminate at the Blackberry Substation in Itasca County
Minnesota Power • 2015-06-19: Draft EIS available
Odell Wind Farm, LLC is proposing to construct 9.5 miles of 115 kV transmission line to transmit energy generated at the planned 200 MW Odell Wind Farm to the Woad Hill Substation
Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Odell Wind Farm, LLC • 2014-10-29: Permit issued
Minnesota Power is proposing to construct an approximate 5,900-foot-long, 10.75-inch-outside diamter, high pressure natural gas pipeline from a Northern Natural Gas pipeline to its Laskin Energy Center in Hoyt Lakes in St. Louis County
Minnesota Power • 2014-05-12: Permit issued
North Dakota Pipeline Company LLC (NDPC) is proposing to develop a new crude oil pipeline and associated facilities known as the Sandpiper Project to increase crude oil transportation services from North Dakota to refineries in the the U.S. Midwest and eastern Canada. The Sandpiper Project route would extend from NDPC's Beaver Lodge Station south of Tioga, North Dakota, to the Superior Terminal in Superior, Wisconsin.
Enbridge Energy • 2014-08-25: Routes accepted for consideration
Minnesota Power hereby applies to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Need to construct the Great Northern Transmission Line
Minnesota Power • 2015-03-16: ALJ report issued
Odell Wind Farm, LLC has applied for a Large Wind Energy Conversation System Site Permit for the 200 MW Odell Wind Farm in Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, and Watonwan counties
Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC • 2014-07-17: Permit issued
The Commission has initiated a Competitive Resource Acquisition Process (RAP) through which it will select resources to meet the need identified in Xcel Energy's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). In its review the Commission will consider alternative proposals from Xcel Energy, Calpine Corporation, Invenergy, Geronimo Energy, and Great River Energy
Calpine; Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Great River Energy; Northern States Power dba Xcel Energy; Invenergy • 2015-02-05: Project closed
Minnesota Power proposes to construct approximately one mile of new 115 kV transmission line, approximately 0.3 miles of new 230 kV transmission line, and a replacement substation east of the city of Deer River in Itasca County. The Deer River Transmission Project would also rebuild approximately 0.9 miles of an existing 115 kV transmission line, and remove approximately 7.5 miles of existing 115 kV transmission line
Minnesota Power • 2014-06-10: Permit Decision
EDF Renewable Energy is applying for an LWECS permit in Pipestone and Murray counties through its Stoneray Power Partners, LLC subsidiary
Stoneray Power Partners, LLC • 2014-05-19: Permit issued
ITC Midwest, LLC (ITCM) proposes to construct a new 345 kV transmission line in Jackson, Martin, and Faribault County; to reroute several existing 161 kV lines; and to construct a new substation near the cities of Winnebago and Blue Earth.
ITC Midwest LLC • 2014-11-25: Permit issued
Great River Energy proposes to rebuild a portion of the existing 69 kV transmission system and construct a new double-circuit 115 kV transmission line in Scott and Rice counties
Great River Energy • 2014-08-05: Permit issued
Xcel Energy proposes to upgrade the Chaska Area 69 kV transmission line to 115 kV capacity in in eastern Carver County and northern Scott County near and within the City of Chaska, and through Laketown, Dahlgren, and Jackson townships
Great River Energy; Northern States Power dba Xcel Energy • 2013-10-15: Permit issued
Xcel Energy proposes to upgrade the Scott-County-Bluff Creek-Westgate 69 kV transmission line to 115 kV capacity near the cities of Chanhassen, Shorewood, Excelsior, Deephaven, Greenwood, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie,
Northern States Power dba Xcel Energy • 2014-01-23: Permit issued
Black Oak Wind, LLC, and Getty Wind, LLC, have jointly submitted a Certificate of Need Application for the proposed Black Oak Wind Farm and Getty Wind Project in Stearns County. The two projects are adjacent to one another and are located near Sauk Centre. The proposed Black Oak Wind Farm is a 42 MW project located in Ashley and Raymond townships . The Getty Wind Project is a 40 MW project located in Getty and Sauk Centre townships.
Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Getty Wind Company, LLC; Geronimo Wind Energy, LLCBlack Oak Wind. LLC • 2012-06-26: Public hearing
Getty Wind Company, LLC, proposes to develop a 40 MW wind farm in Getty and Sauk Centre townships in Stearns County.
Getty Wind Company, LLC • 2013-01-28: Permit issued
Northern States Power Company (dba Xcel Energy), on behalf of CapX 2020 co-owners, has submitted a route permit application for a 30-mile, 161-kilovolt transmission line from the proposed North Rochester substation near Pine Island and Zumbrota, Minn., to the existing Chester substation east of Rochester, Minn
Northern States Power • 2012-09-12: Permit issued
The Savanna HVTL Project is a proposal by Great River Energy and Minnesota Power for new switching station and rebiuld of an existing 69 kV line to a 115 kV HVTL in St. Louis and Carlton Counties
Great River Energy; Minnesota Power • Upcoming: Application accepted
40 MW Wind Farm in Stearns County proposed by Black Oak Wind, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geronimo Wind Energy
Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Geronimo Wind Energy, LLCBlack Oak Wind. LLC • 2013-01-28: Permit issued
Xcel Energy Application to construct a new 345 kV and a new 161kV transmission line from the Hampton Substation, through Rochester, to a proposed substation in La Crosse, Wis
Xcel Energy • 2012-05-30: Permit issued
Proposed 301 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Dodge and Mower Counties
Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC; Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. • 2014-02-10: Permit Amended
Site Application for a 201 MW LWECS in Clay County
Noble Flat Hill Windpark I, LLC • 2013-08-27: Permit Amended
20 MW wind project located west of Winthrop, Minnesota
• 2011-10-12: Permit Amended
31.5 MW LWECS in Brown and Cottonwood Counties
Comfrey Wind Energy, LLC • 2013-05-09: Permit Amended
Minor Alterations to Transmission Lines or Large Electric Power Generating Plants
A utility seeking a route permit for a transmission line that meets certain qualifications may elect to seek approval from a local unit of government. If local review is elected, a permit from the Public Utilities Commission is not required. This docket contains local review projects
Annual Hearing for the Power Plant Siting and Transmission Line Routing Program