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This webpage contains information and documents related to the permitting of this project by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Every project before the Commission has an electronic docket (eDocket), a file folder for all of the project's documents.

Documents for this project are listed below in the File Register, most recent documents first. To view the eDockets record for this project, click on the eDockets link below, or click on the eDockets tab in the File Register. A subset of the record, including key documents with descriptions, is available by clicking on the Energy Facilities tab in the File Register.

For more information about participating in the permitting of this project, click on the How to Participate tab, or contact the environmental review manager or public advisor listed below.

Project Docket

Docket No IP-6824/WS-09-830
Project name West Stevens Wind, LLC
Applicant West Stevens Wind, LLC
Description Site permit application for a 20 megawatt Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Stevens County, Minnesota
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Stevens County
Docket created: August 17, 2009
Status:
 
09-8-2009
Application accepted
 
10-23-2009
Draft permit issued
 
11-23-2009
Public meeting
 
02-25-2010
Permit issued
 
03-1-2012
Permit Amended
 
07-7-2015
Docket closed
 
07-7-2015
Project not built
eDockets 09-830
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Project Summary

NOTE: On July 7, 2015, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission revoked West Stevens Wind, LLC site permit to erect wind turbines in Stevens County, Minnesota, because the company has not secured an enforceable agreement to sell the project's power and has not begun construction. 

West Stevens Wind, LLC (WSW) proposes to construct a 20 megawatt Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) consisting of up to 13 turbines and associated facilities on approximately 2,880 acres of agricultural land located near the city of Chokio in Stevens County, Minnesota.

WSW filed a site permit application for the proposed LWECS project on July 13, 2009. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) issued an Order on September 8, 2009, finding the WSW LWECS Site Permit Application complete.

The Office of Energy Security (OES) solicited comments on issues to be considered in development of the proposed draft site permit for this project. Public comments were accepted from September 8, 2009, through September 30, 2009.

On October 23, 2009, the Commission issued an Order approving the draft site permit for distribution and public comment and authorized the OES to implement the public participation process outlined in Minnesota Rules 7854.0900.

The OES held a public information meeting on the LWECS application by West Stevens Wind on November 23, 2009, at the Northland Prairie Inn to provide information to the public and solicit comment on the proposed project and the draft site permit.  In addition to receiving comments at the public information meeting the OES also accepted written comments on the proposed project, site permit application through Wednesday, December 16, 2009.

The Commission issued a site permit for the project on February 25, 2010.

File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
07/07/15 Commission Order | document details
Commission order revoking West Stevens Wind, LLC site permit to erect wind turbines in Stevens county, Minnesota
06/12/15 Notice of PUC Meeting | document details
Notice of PUC Meeting to consider revoking West Stevens Wind, LLC LWECS Site Permit
06/08/15 West Stevens Wind, LLC Letter to PUC | document details
West Stevens Wind, LLC Response to 5-8-15 PUC Letter
05/08/15 PUC Letter to West Stevens Wind, LLC | document details
Letter Requesting West Stevens Wind, LLC to Demonstrate Permit Compliance
02/29/12 West Stevens Wind, LLC Site Permit Amendment Order | document details
PUC Order Issuing Permit Amendment
02/15/12 EFP Staff Comments and Recommendations on Request for Permit Amendment (73 KB) | document details
EFP staff comments recommending that the Commission approve West Stevens Wind, LLC request for a permit amendment extending the amount of time within which it must reach a power purchase agreement and begin construction
01/19/12 Notice of Permit Amendment Petition and Comment Period (39 KB) | document details
West Stevens Wind, LLC has filed a petition with the Public Utilities Commission to amend the site permit for its proposed 20 MW wind farm project. Comments are being accepted through February 2, 2012
01/04/12 Petition to Amend Permit (3.4 MB) | document details
West Stevens Wind, LLC has filed a petition with the Public Utilities Commission to amend the site permit for its proposed 20 MW wind farm project
02/25/10 LWECS Site Permit (5.7 MB) | document details
Site Permit for the West Stevens 20 MW LWECS Project
02/04/10 EFP Comments and Recommendations for Final Site Permit (798 KB) | document details
Comments and recommendations of the EFP to the Commission recommending a site permit be issued for the West Stevens Wind Project
12/16/09 Comments on the proposed West Stevens Wind Project | document details
Comments on the proposed project, site permit application, and draft site permit were accepted until 4:30 P.M., Wednesday, December 16, 2009
11/05/09 Notice of Public Information Meeting and Draft Permit Availability for the West Stevens Wind project (338 KB) | document details
Public Information Meeting for the proposed West Stevens Wind project to be held November 23, 2009, in Morris, Minnesota. Comments are accepted on the proposed project through December 16, 2009
10/14/09 OES Staff Comments and Recommendations to the Commission on Issuance of a Draft Site Permit for the West Stevens Wind Project (777 KB) | document details
Comments of OES staff recommending that a draft site permit be issued for the West Stevens Wind project. Includes Comments and Recommendations and Draft Site Permit.
09/11/09 Notice of West Stevens Wind Site Permit Application Acceptance (315 KB) | document details
The OES is soliciting comments on issues that should be considered in developing the draft site permit for this project. Comment will be accepted through September 30, 2009
09/08/09 AMENDED West Stevens Wind, LLC Site Permit Application
Site permit application for a 20 megawatt Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Stevens County
09/08/09 West Stevens LWECS Site Permit Application Acceptance Order (985 KB) | document details
PUC Order accepting Site Permit Application for a 20 MW LWECS in Stevens County, Minnesota. The Commission, on September 8, 2009, found the application combined with the Supplemental/Amended Application Data complete
07/13/09 West Stevens Wind, LLC Site Permit Application (5 MB) | document details
Site permit application for a 20 megawatt Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Stevens County

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