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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-6843/WS-10-425
Project name Prairie Rose 200 MW Wind Project
Applicant Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC
Description Geronimo Wind Energy applied for a site permit for 200 MW LWECS in Rock and Pipestone counties
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Pipestone County; Rock County
Docket created: May 04, 2010
Contacts: David Birkholz, 651-539-1838, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
06-22-2010
Application accepted
 
07-27-2010
Public meeting
 
10-28-2010
Draft permit issued
 
11-15-2010
Environmental document available
 
12-28-2010
Public meeting
 
03-28-2011
Draft permit issued
 
09-16-2011
Permit issued
 
12-24-2012
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 10-425
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Project Summary

Update:  Geronimo Wind Energy requested a change in project size for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm from 101 MW to 200 MW.   The Commission ordered an additional public meeting for the Certificate of Need and requested comments from agencies and the public on a revised Draft Site Permit.


Geronimo Wind Energy originally applied for a site permit for the up to 101 MW Prairie Rose Wind Project in Rock and Pipestone counties. 

Relevant documents from the siting and certificate of need (CN) processes are included in this project docket (see "File Register" below). Complete records associated with the Prairie Rose Wind Farm Site Permit application  can be reviewed on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "10" and number "425").

Documents associated with the Prairie RoseTransmission Route Permit (ET-6838/TL-10-134) application  can be reviewed at http://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/Docket.html?Id=28283 or on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "10" and number "134").

Complete records 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
09/16/11 Order Granting a Certificate of Need to Prairie Rose Wind, LLC for an LWECS and HVTL | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting a Certificate of Need for a 200 MW large wind energy conversion system and a 115 kV high voltage transmission line for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm in Pipestone and Rock Counties (CN-10-80)
09/16/11 Order Granting a Site Permit for an LWECs to Prairie Rose Wind Energy, LLC (1.81 MB) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting a Site Permit for the 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm in Pipestone and Rock Counties
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
05/03/12 Public Utilities Commission Letter Accepting the Site Plan for the 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm | document details
The Commission has acknowledged that the Site Plan is in compliance with the terms and conditions of the Site Permit and also that other required pre-construction reports have been filed
04/27/12 EFP Comments and Recommendations on Pre-Construction Filings for the 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm | document details
EFP has reviewed the pre-construction filings required in the site permit, held the pre-construction meeting, and recommends Prairie Rose has satisfied the permit requirements to commence construction
09/16/11 Order Granting a Certificate of Need to Prairie Rose Wind, LLC for an LWECS and HVTL | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting a Certificate of Need for a 200 MW large wind energy conversion system and a 115 kV high voltage transmission line for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm in Pipestone and Rock Counties (CN-10-80)
09/16/11 Order Granting a Site Permit for an LWECs to Prairie Rose Wind Energy, LLC (1.81 MB) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting a Site Permit for the 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm in Pipestone and Rock Counties
07/22/11 Comments and Recommendations to the Commission on a Site Permit for the 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm | document details
EFP recommends issuing a Site Permit for the Project and presents proposed Fndings of Fact, Conclusions and Order, and a proposed Site Permit (4.61 M)
04/18/11 Notice of Public Meeting and Availability of a Revised Draft Site Permit for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm | document details
The Public Utilities Commission and the Department of Commerce are noticing a public meeting and comment period for a change in project size from 101 MW to 200 MW. The meeting is May 19, 2011, in Jasper. See the notice for details on how to comment on the Certificate of Need or the Revised Draft Site Permit. Comments are due by May 27, 2011
03/28/11 Revised Draft Site Permit for 200 MW Prairie Rose Wind Project in Rock and Pipestone Counties (4.83 MB) | document details
The PUC has issued a revised draft permit for comment for the Prairie Rose Project based on the Applicant's request for a size change.
12/14/10 Notice of Draft Site Permit Availability and Public Meeting in Jasper on December 28, 2010 | document details
There will be a public meeting on the Draft Permit for the 101 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm in conjunction with the CN public hearing on the Certificate of Need. All public comments should be submitted to the ALJ by January 27, 2010 (3.29 MW)
11/15/10 Environmental Report for Prairie Rose Wind Farm Certificate of Need (CN-10-80) Application | document details
OES has released the Environmental Report for the Project for the Commission's Certificate of Need Review (2.82 MB)
11/15/10 Notice of Availability of Environmental Report for the Prairie Rose Wind Project | document details
OES has released the Environmental Report for the Project for the Commission's Certificate of Need Review
10/28/10 Draft Site Permit for 101 MW Prairie Rose Wind Project in Rock and Pipestone Counties (6.76 MB) | document details
The PUC has issued a draft permit for comment for the Prairie Rose Project. See the separate notice for instruction on how to comment
10/13/10 Comments and Recommendations to the Commission on Issuing a Draft Site Permit for Prairie Rose Wind Farm | document details
OES has issued these comments and recommendations that the Commission issue a draft permit for the project and prepared a draft site permit for their consideration (6.93 MB)
08/20/10 ER Scoping Decision for 101 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm | document details
The OES Director has issued his Scope determining the impacts and alternatives to be evaluated in the Environmental Report for the Project's Certificate of Need Application (CN-10-80)
07/27/10 Public Meeting Materials for the Prairie Rose Wind Farm Public ER Scoping Meeting
Reference these materials distributed at the public meeting for information about the ER scoping and wind site permitting processes
07/07/10 Notice of Application Acceptance and Public Information and Scoping Meeting for Prairie Rose Wind Farm | document details
The Commission has accepted the application as complete and makes this notice as per Minn. Rule 7854.0600 subp. 2. OES is also noticing a public information meeting and Environmental Report scoping meeting for July 27, 2010, in Jasper, MN. A comment period will be open for the scope and for issues to consider in developing a draft permit until August 17, 2010
06/09/10 Application Acceptance Comments and Recommendations | document details
EFP has reviewed the Prairie Rose Wind Project application and recommends the Commission accept it as complete to move the process forward for public review. (832.42K, .pdf)
05/24/10 Site Permit Application for a Large Wind Energy Conversion System
Geronimo Wind Energy has applied for a Site Permit for an 100 MW Prairie Rose Wind Farm in Rock and Pipestone counties

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