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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 IP6853/WS-10-1240
Project name Black Oak Wind Farm
Applicant Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Geronimo Wind Energy, LLCBlack Oak Wind. LLC
Description 40 MW Wind Farm in Stearns County proposed by Black Oak Wind, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geronimo Wind Energy
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Stearns County; Stearns County -- Ashley Township; Stearns County -- Raymond Township
Docket created: December 06, 2010
Contacts: Suzanne Steinhauer, 651-539-1843, Environmental Review Manager.
Ray Kirsch, 651-539-1841, Public Advisor.
Status:
 
01-6-2011
Application accepted
 
01-14-2011
Application amended
 
03-11-2011
Draft permit issued
 
04-7-2011
Public meeting
 
06-26-2012
Public hearing
 
01-28-2013
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 10-1240
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Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
02/13/13 Commission Order issuing a LWECS Site Permit for the Black Oak Wind Farm
Commission's Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order issuing a site permit to Black Oak Wind, LLC for the 42 MW Black Oak LWECS in Stearns County
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
09/30/14 EERA Comments and Recommendations on Proposed Modification or Amendment to Black Oak and Getty LWECS Permits | document details
EERA staff comments recommending approval of proposed modification or amendment to LWECS permit to address anticipated turbine and layout change. EERA staff also recommends additional technical permit modifications to description of project layout, wind turbine towers, and ownership notification.
02/13/13 Commission Order issuing a LWECS Site Permit for the Black Oak Wind Farm
Commission's Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order issuing a site permit to Black Oak Wind, LLC for the 42 MW Black Oak LWECS in Stearns County
11/13/12 EFP staff reply comments to Commission on a final site permit for the proposed Black Oak Wind Farm | document details
Reply comments addressing inital comments from Black Oak Wind, LLC and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on EFP staff proposed findings of fact and proposed LWECS site permit
10/18/12 Department EFP comments and recommendations on issuance of a site permit for the proposed 42 MW Black Oak Wind Farm in Stearns County
EFP proposed comments and recommendations, proposed findings and permit
08/09/12 Summary of Public Testimony on the Application of Black Oak Wind, LLC and Getty Wind Company, LLC for a Certificate of Need | document details
Report to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission summarizing public testimony and written comments submitted into the public hearing record in the Matter of the Application of Black Oak Wind, LLC and Getty Wind Company, LLC for a Certificate of Need for an up to 82 MW Large Energy Facility in Stearns County, Minnesota
01/24/12 Comments on Draft Site Permit | document details
Public comments received on the Draft Site Permit. prepared for the Black Oak Wind Farm in Stearns County.
03/18/11 Draft Site Permit for 42 MW Black Oak Wind Farm in Stearns County | document details
Draft Site Permit approved for distribution and public comment in Commission's March 11, 2011, order
03/18/11 Notice of Draft Site Permit and Public Information Meeting for Black Oak Wind Farm in Stearns County | document details
Comments on the Draft Site Permit will be accepted through April 22, 2011. A public information meeting on the Project will be held in Sauk Centre on April 7, 2011
03/11/11 PUC Order Approving Draft Site Permit for Black Oak Wind Farm | document details
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Order approving distribution of Draft Site Permit for the Black Oak Wind Farm for public comment
03/01/11 OES Staff Comments & Recommendations to Commission on Draft LWECS Site Permit | document details
OES EFP staff comments to Commission on issuance of a Draft Site Permit for proposed 42 MW Black Oak Wind Farm in Stearns County. Includes proposed Draft LWECS Site Permit and maps
01/19/11 LWECS Site Permit Application for Black Oak Wind Farm -- January, 2011
Application includes amendments to update Stearns County setback requirements for wind turbines adopted after the original application was filed in December, 2010
01/19/11 Order Accepting as complete the LWECS Site Permit Application for the Black Oak Wind Farm | document details
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission order accepting the application of Black Oak Wind, LLC for the proposed 40 MW Black Oak Wind Farm in Stearns County, and extending the period for the Commission to make a preliminary determination on whether a permit may be issued for the Project
12/27/10 OES-EFP Comments and Recommendations for Black Oak Wind, LLC Application Acceptance | document details
OES-EFP Comments and Recommendations to PUC recommending application acceptance, provided additional information requests are met (526 KB)
12/23/10 Black Oak Wind Farm -- Site Permit Application for a LWECS
Site Permit Appllication for 40 MW Black Oak Wind Farm in Stearns County

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