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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.

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Project Docket

Docket No ET-6838/TL-10-134
Project name Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Line
Applicant Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC
Description Prairie Rose is applying for a 115 kV HVTL in association with its application for the Prairie Rose Wind Project in Rock County
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission; Environmental assessment
Location Rock County
Docket created: May 04, 2010
Contacts: David Birkholz, 651-539-1838, Environmental Review Manager.
Jamie MacAlister, (651) 539-1775, Public Advisor.
Status:
 
04-15-2011
Application accepted
 
06-7-2011
Public meeting
 
06-28-2011
Scoping decision
 
10-17-2011
Environmental document available
 
11-17-2011
Public hearing
 
01-13-2012
Permit issued
 
11-5-2012
Project built
 
04-25-2013
Docket closed
eDockets 10-134
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Project Summary

Prairie Rose Transmission has filed a Route Permit application for a new 115 kV transmission line to be located in Rock County. The proposed approximately 24-mile transmission line and associated facilities will connect the proposed Prairie Rose Wind 101 MW wind farm at or near the Split Rock Substation near Brandon, South Dakota. 

Approximately six miles of the transmission line will be located in Minnesota, with the balance of the transmission line located in South Dakota. A stepup substation will also be constructed to connect the wind farm to the proposed transmission line. Although the exact location of the stepup substation has not yet been determined, it will be located within the footprint of the proposed Prairie Rose Wind Farm.

Documents associated with the Prairie Rose Transmission Route Permit application  can be reviewed on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "10" and number "134").

Documents associated with the Prairie Rose Wind Farm Site Permit (IP-6843/WS-10-425) application  can be reviewed at http://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/Docket.html?Id=28286 or on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "10" and number "425").

Documents associated with the Prairie Rose Wind Farm and Transmission Line Certificate of Need (ET-6838/CN-10-80) application can be reviewed on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "10" and number "80").

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
01/13/12 Commission Order for a Route Permit for the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Line in Rock County (4.42 M) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order authorizing a route permit to Prairie Rose Transmission, LLC for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm interconnection transmission
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
01/13/12 Commission Order for a Route Permit for the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Line in Rock County (4.42 M) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order authorizing a route permit to Prairie Rose Transmission, LLC for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm interconnection transmission
01/03/12 Comments and Recommendations on a Route Permit for the 115 kV Prairie Rose Transmission Project (4.27 MB) | document details
DOC EFP has proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order and a proposed Route Permit for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm interconnection transmission project
12/08/11 Administration Law Judge (ALJ) Summary of Testimony at Public Hearings for the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Line | document details
The ALJ has released his summary of the comments made at the hearing and written comments received through the comment period
10/25/11 Notice of Public Hearing for the 115 kV Prairie Rose Transmission Line Project in Rock County | document details
A public hearing will be held in Jasper on November 17, 2011, on the route application by Prairie Rose Transmission, LLC. A public comment period will be open through December 1, 2011
10/17/11 Environmental Assessment for the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Line Project in Rock County (4.8 M) | document details
EFP has released the EA for the HVTL project associated with the 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm
10/17/11 Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for the 115 kV Prairie Rose Transmission Line Project in Rock County | document details
EFP has released the EA for the HVTL project associated with the 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm
06/30/11 Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment Scoping Decision | document details
The Deputy Director has issued a Scope determining the impacts and alternatives to be evaluated in the Environmental Assessment for the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Project
06/28/11 Scoping Decision for the Environmental Assessment | document details
The Deputy Director has issued a Scope determining the impacts and alternatives to be evaluated in the Environmental Assessment for the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Project
05/22/11 Notice of Public Information and EA Scoping Meeting for Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
EFP is conducting a public meeting on June 7, 2011, in Jasper to solicit comments on alternatives and issues to be reviewed in the Environmental Assessment being prepared for the review of the Route Permit application. Comments period closes June 20, 2011
04/15/11 Commission Order Accepting the Application for the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission (895 K) | document details
PUC accepted the Prairie Rose 115 kV Transmission Line Route Permit Application as complete and authorized EFP to process the application under the alternative review process in Minn. Rule 7850.2900-3900
03/10/11 Route Permit Application for a 115 kV Transmission Line
Prairie Rose Transmission has applied for a route permit to construct an HVTL interconnection for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm
02/04/10 Notice of Intent to File a Route Application Under the Alternative Process | document details
Prairie Rose has notified the Commission it is applying for a 115 kV HVTL under the Alternative Review process in association with the application for the Prairie Rose Wind Project in Rock and Pipestone counties

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