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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 IP-6844/WS-10-438
Project name Prairie Wind Energy 100 MW LWECS in Otter Tail County
Applicant Prairie Wind Energy, LLC
Description Prairie Wind Energy, LLC is applying for a site permit and a certificate of need for an 100 MW LWECS near Parkers Prairie
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Otter Tail County; Otter Tail County -- Effington Township; Otter Tail County -- Elmo Township; Otter Tail County -- Folden Township; Otter Tail County -- Parkers Prairie City; Otter Tail County -- Parkers Prairie Township
Docket created: January 03, 2011
Contacts: David Birkholz, 651-539-1838, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
04-19-2011
Public meeting
 
05-20-2011
Scoping decision
 
06-8-2011
Application accepted
 
08-25-2011
Draft permit issued
 
09-6-2011
Environmental document available
 
10-4-2011
Public meeting
 
03-19-2012
Permit issued
 
05-9-2014
Project not built
 
07-11-2014
Docket closed
eDockets 10-438
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Project Summary

Update: Prairie Wind  Energy, LLC has withdrawn from the MISO queue for interconnection and requested the Commission revoke their Site Permit. The Commission issued an official Order to revoke the permit on 05/09/14. 


Prairie Wind Energy intends to construct and operate an 100 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Southeastern Otter Tail County, Minnesota.  The Project is located approximately one mile from the community of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, west of SH 29 and north of SH 235, with most of the Project site in the townships of Parkers Prairie and Elmo.  Other townships within the Project site include Effington and Folden, also in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.  The record of site permit documents can be reviewed on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "10" and number "438").

The Project is a Large Energy Facility as defined in Minn. Stat. � 216B.2421, Subd. 2, and cannot be constructed without a Certificate of Need (CN) from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.   The complete record of CN documents can be reviewed on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "10" and number "429").

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
05/09/14 Commission Order Revoking Prairie Wind Energy Site Permit | document details
The Commission has revoked the Site Permit for the 100 MW LWECS in Otter Tail County at the request of the Permittee
03/19/12 Site Permit for the Prairie Wind Energy 100 MW LWECS (1.77 M) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting Prairie Wind Energy, LLC a Site Permit to construct and operate a 100 MW wind farm in Otter Tail County
03/19/12 Certificate of Need for the Prairie Wind Energy 100 MW LWECS | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting Prairie Wind Energy, LLC a Certificate of Need for a 100 MW wind farm in Otter Tail County (10-429)
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
05/09/14 Commission Order Revoking Prairie Wind Energy Site Permit | document details
The Commission has revoked the Site Permit for the 100 MW LWECS in Otter Tail County at the request of the Permittee
03/19/12 Site Permit for the Prairie Wind Energy 100 MW LWECS (1.77 M) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting Prairie Wind Energy, LLC a Site Permit to construct and operate a 100 MW wind farm in Otter Tail County
03/19/12 Certificate of Need for the Prairie Wind Energy 100 MW LWECS | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting Prairie Wind Energy, LLC a Certificate of Need for a 100 MW wind farm in Otter Tail County (10-429)
02/08/12 EFP Comments and Recommendations on issuing a Site Permit for the 100 MW Prairie Wind Energy Project: (1.6 M) | document details
EFP recommends the Commission issue a site permit to Prairie Wind Energy, LLC with the conditions contained herein
11/09/11 ALJ Summary of Public Comments in the Prairie Wind 100 MW LWECS Site Permit Application | document details
The Administrative Law Judge has released his Summary of Public Comments on the Prairie Wind Energy Project from the Hearing and public comment period
09/12/11 Notice of Public Hearing/Public Meeting for the 100 MW Prairie Wind Energy Project on October 4, 2011, in Parkers Prairie | document details
This announcement notices the Public Hearing and availability of the Environmental Report for the certificate of need review; and the Public Meeting and availability of the Draft Site Permit for the site permit review. A comments on these issues my be submitted to the administrative law judge through October 19, 2011
09/06/11 Environmental Report for 100 MW Prairie Wind Energy Project Certificate of Need Application (3.22 MB) | document details
EFP has released the Environmental Report for the Project for the Commission's Certificate of Need Review (CN-10-429)
08/25/11 A Draft Site Permit has been issued for the Prairie Wind Energy 100 MW LWECS | document details
The Commission has made a preliminary determination that a site permit should be issued and has released a Draft Site Permit for public comment
08/17/11 EFP Comments and Recommendations on issuing a Draft Site Permit for the 100 MW Prairie Wind Energy Project | document details
EFP recommends a preliminary determination that a site permit should be issued and has prepared a proposed Draft Site Permit for public comment
06/13/11 Notice of Application Acceptance | document details
The Public Utilities Commission accepted the site permit application for the Prairie Wind 100 MW LWECS near Parkers Prairie as complete on June 8, 2011. Public comments regarding the application are accepted through June 30, 2011
05/20/11 Public Comments on the ER Scope for 100 MW Prairie Wind Energy Project (3.68 MB) | document details
Comments received at the public information and scoping meeting and through the end of comment period of May 10, 2011 (CN-10-429)
05/20/11 Environmental Report Scoping Decision for 100 MW Prairie Wind Energy Project Certificate of Need Application | document details
The Department of Commerce has released the Environmental Report Scoping Decision for the Project for the Commission's Certificate of Need Review (CN-10-429)
05/20/11 Notice of Availability of Environmental Report Scoping Decision for the 100 MW Prairie Wind Energy Project | document details
The Department of Commerce has released the Environmental Report Scoping Decision for the Project for the Commission's Certificate of Need Review (CN-10-429)
05/05/11 Application for Site Permit for Prairie Wind Energy Project
Prairie Wind Energy, LLC has submitted an application for a site permit for a 100 MW LWECS in Otter Tail County
04/19/11 Public Meeting Materials for the Prairie Wind Energy Project ER Scoping Meeting
Reference these materials from the public meeting for information about the ER scoping and wind site permitting processes (CN-10-429)
03/31/11 Notice of CN Application and Public Scoping Meeting for Prairie Wind Energy 100 MW LWECS in Otter Tail County | document details
OES is conducting a public meeting to solicit comments on alternatives and issues to be reviewed in the Environmental Report being prepared in the Certificate of Need (CN-10-429) application. A comment period is open through May 10, 2011
11/29/10 Prairie Wind Energy Certificate of Need Application for an 100 MW LWECS in Otter Tail County | document details
Prairie Wind Energy, LLC has applied for a certificate of need for an 100 MW LWECS near Parkers Prairie (CN-10-429)

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