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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 IP6828/WS-09-1197
Project name Pleasant Valley Wind Project
Applicant Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC; Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.
Description Proposed 301 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Dodge and Mower Counties
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Dodge County; Mower County
Docket created: January 05, 2010
Contacts: Larry Hartman, 651-539-1839, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
01-19-2010
Application accepted
 
04-23-2010
Draft permit issued
 
06-11-2010
Environmental document available
 
07-1-2010
Public meeting
 
10-27-2010
Permit issued
 
02-20-2013
Permit Amended
 
02-10-2014
Permit Amended
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 09-1197
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Project Summary

Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC has proposed to construct and operate a 301 megawatt (MW) Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in southern Dodge and northern Mower counties in southeastern Minnesota. The project will consist of either 200 1.5 MW turbines, 188 1.5 MW turbines with Wind BOOST, or 130 2.3 MW turbines on 80 meter towers.

The proposed project is a large energy facility and requires a site permit and a Certificate of Need (CN) from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC applied to the Commission for these approvals. The site permit and CN were issued to Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC on October 27, 2010.  Please see the file register below for relevant documents in the site permit process. 

The complete record for the site permit and the CN can be found on eDockets at: https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp.  For the site permit record, search on the year 09 and the number 1197.  For the CN record, search on the year 09 and the number 937.

 

File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
02/11/14 Commission Order Amending Pleasant Valley Site Permit | document details
Commission order amending the Pleasant Valley Wind Site Permit with conditions
12/12/13 DOC EERA Comments and Recommendations on Pleasant Valley Wind Permit Amendment Request | document details
Comments and Recommendations to PUC Regarding Conditions for Granting Pleasant Valley Wind Permit Amendment Request
02/20/13 Commission Order Amending Site permit for Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC | document details
Order Issuing Amended Site Permit to RES for Pleasant Valley Wind Farm, LLC
11/19/12 DOC EFP Proposed Amended Site Permit for Pleasant Valley Wind Farm, LC | document details
Proposed Amended Site Permit for Pleansant Valley Windfarm, LLC
11/11/12 Dept. of Commerce Comments and Recommendations on Permit Amendment Request of Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC | document details
EFP Comments and Recommendations on Permit Amendment Request
11/01/12 PUC Notice of Comment Period on Petition for Permit Amendment submitted by RES | document details
Notice of Comment Period on Permit Amendent Requested by Pleasant Valley Wind
10/25/12 Petition of Pleasant Valley Wind to Amend Site Permit | document details
Request of Pleasant Valley Wind to Amend Site Permit for Pleasant Valley Wind Farm
10/27/10 PUC Order Issuing Site Permit For The Pleasant Valley Wind Project | document details
Order and Findings of Fact for site permit issuance for the 301 MW Pleasant Valley Wind Project in Mower and Dodge Counties
10/27/10 Site Permit Issued to Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC (6.6 MB) | document details
Site Permit for the 301 MW Pleasant Valley Wind Project in Dodge and Mower counties.
10/13/10 Comments and Recommendations on Permit Issuance
OES-EFP Comments and Recommendations, Findings of Fact, Site Permit, and Exhibit List for Pleasant Valley Wind Project
07/07/10 Setback Map for GE 1.5 MW Turbine with WindBOOST (3.5 MB) | document details
Map with 3 Rotor Diameter by 5 Rotor Diameter setbacks for GE 1.5 MW Turbine with WindBOOST (capacity is 1.6 MW with WindBOOST) for the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm
07/07/10 Setback Map for Siemens 2.3 Turbine (3.5 MB) | document details
Map with 3 Rotor Diameter by 5 Rotor Diameter setbacks for the Siemens 2.3 turbine layout for the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm
07/06/10 New Layout Maps with Features of Interest (2 MB) | document details
Updated layout maps for the 301 MW Pleasant Valley Wind Farm for three potential turbines (a final turbine selection has not been made).
06/11/10 Environmental Report for the Pleasant Valley Wind Project
The Environmental Report for the Certificate of Need proceeding for the Pleasant Valley Wind Project. The report describes potential human and environmental impacts of the proposed project and alternatives
06/11/10 Notice of Public Hearing and Availability of Environmental Report and Draft Site Permit (3 MB) | document details
Public Hearing for the proposed 300 MW Pleasant Valley Wind Project to be held July 1, 2010, in Austin, MN. Written comments accepted through July 16, 2010. Notice of availability of Environmental Report and Draft Site Permit.
05/01/10 Draft Site Permit for Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC | document details
Draft Site Permit for the Pleasant Valley Wind Project in Dodge and Mower County
04/30/10 Public Utilities Commission Order regarding Draft Site Permit | document details
PUC Order making a preliminary determination to issue a Draft Site Permit for the Pleasant Valley Wind Project.
04/09/10 Comments and Recommendations Regarding Issuance of Draft Site Permit for Public Comment | document details
OES Comments and Recommendations on whether a Draft Site Permit should be issued for the Pleasant Valley Wind Project
04/08/10 Pleasant Valley Wind Public Meeting Comments
Record of oral comments from public meeting on the Pleasant Valley Wind Project in Dexter, MN, on February 22, 2010
03/29/10 Comments for Scoping and for Consideration in Draft Site Permit
Written public comments received by March 15, 2010 concerning the Pleasant Valley Wind project
03/26/10 OES Scoping Decision | document details
Environmental Report Scoping Decision for Pleasant Valley Wind Farm
03/26/10 Notice of OES Scoping Decision | document details
Notice of Environmental Report Scoping Decision for the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm
02/09/10 Notice of Application Acceptance, Public Information and Scoping Meeting | document details
Public Information and Scoping Meeting for the proposed 300 MW Pleasant Valley Wind Project to be held February 22, 2010, in Dexter, Minnesota. The OES is soliciting comments on issues that should be considered in developing the draft site permit and suggested alternatives to be evaluated in the environmental report for the Pleasant Valley Wind Project. Comments will be accepted through March 15, 2010
02/08/10 Second Revised Site Permit Application for Pleasant Valley Wind Project
Second revised site permit application submitted for 300 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Dodge and Mower counties
01/19/10 Public Utilities Commission Order Accepting the Application as Complete | document details
Order accepting the Pleasant Valley Wind Application for a LWECS Site Permit as complete
01/15/10 Revised Site Permit Application for Pleasant Valley Wind Project
Revised site permit application submitted for 300 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Dodge and Mower counties
01/06/10 Site Permit Application for Pleasant Valley Wind Project
Site permit application submitted for 300 MW wind farm in Dodge and Mower counties
01/06/10 Comments and Recommendations for Pleasant Valley Wind Project | document details
OES comments and recommendations requesting additional site application information and a variance to extend the time required to issue a permit for the proposed Pleasant Valley Wind Project

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