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Project Docket

Docket No 11-195
Project name Shell Rock Wind Farm
Applicant Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA); Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC
Description Proposed 44 megawatt Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Freeborn County
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Freeborn County -- Pickerel Lake Township
Docket created: March 15, 2011
Contacts: David Birkholz, 651-539-1838, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
04-6-2011
Application accepted
 
06-24-2011
Draft permit issued
 
08-24-2011
Public meeting
 
12-14-2011
Permit issued
 
11-12-2013
Docket closed
eDockets 11-195
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Project Summary

Update: Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC has withdrawn from the MISO queue for interconnection and requested the Commission revoke their Site Permit.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 11/12/13.

Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC proposes to construct a 44 megawatt (MW) Large Wind Energy Conversion System consisting of up to 29 turbines and associated facilities within a project area of approximately 7,433 acres in Freeborn County, Minnesota. 

Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC is owned by Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA), which has 11 member cities.  Avant Energy, Inc. is the agent for MMPA.   

Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC has applied to the Commission for a site permit.  The Energy Facility Permitting staff will be seeking comments during specific phases of the site permitting process

Relevant documents for the siting process are included in this project docket (see "File Register" below).  The complete record for the site permit can be found on eDockets at: https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp.  For the site permit record, search on the year 11 and the number 195

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
11/12/13 Commission Order Revoking Shell Rock Site Permit | document details
The Commission has revoked the Site Permit for the 44 MW LWECS in Freeborn County at the request of the permittee
File Register
DateDocumentDescription
11/12/13 Commission Order Revoking Shell Rock Site Permit | document details
The Commission has revoked the Site Permit for the 44 MW LWECS in Freeborn County at the request of the permittee
12/14/11 Site Permit for the Shell Rock Wind Farm 44 MW LWECS (1.34 MB) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC a site permit to construct and operate a 44 MW wind farm in Freeborn County
11/29/11 Comments and Recommendations on a Site Permit for the 44 MW Shell Rock Wind Farm (1.42M) | document details
DOC EFP has issued these comments recommending the Commission issue an LWECS permit to Shell Rock Wind Farm, Inc.
09/12/11 Written public comments on the Draft Site Permit | document details
Written public comments received by Septemer 12, 2011, regarding the Shell Rock Wind Farm
08/24/11 Public Meeting Comments | document details
Record of oral comments from public meeting on the Shell Rock Wind Farm held in Albert Lea on August 24, 2011
08/04/11 Notice of Draft Site Permit Issuance and Public Meeting | document details
A public meeting for the proposed 44 MW Shell Rock Wind Farm will be held on August 24 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. EFP is soliciting comments on the Draft Site Permit through Sept. 12, 2011
08/04/11 Draft Site Permit | document details
Draft Site Permit for the Shell Rock Wind Farm in Freeborn County
06/24/11 Public Utilities Commission Order Regarding Draft Site Permit | document details
PUC Order making a preliminary determination to issue a Draft Site Permit for the Shell Rock Wind Farm
06/09/11 Comments and Recommendations Regarding Draft Site Permit Issuance | document details
EFP Comments and Recommendations recommending issuing a Draft Site Permit for public comment for the 44 MW Shell Rock Wind Farm in Freeborn County
05/31/11 Public Comments Regarding Draft Site Permit Preparation | document details
Written comments, which were accepted through May 13, 2011, on issues to be considered in developing a Draft Site Permit and issues regarding the application for the proposed 44 MW Shell Rock Wind Farm in Freeborn County
04/27/11 Notice of Application Acceptance | document details
The Public Utilities Commission accepted the site permit application by Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC as complete on April 15, 2011. Public comments regarding the application are accepted until May 13, 2011
04/15/11 Public Utilities Commission Order Accepting the Application | document details
Order accepting the site permit application as complete for the 44 MW Shell Rock Wind Farm in Freeborn County
04/06/11 EFP Comments and Recommendations to the Commission on Application Acceptance | document details
Comments and recommendations to the Commission recommending acceptance of the site permit application for the 44 MW Shell Rock Wind Farm in Freeborn County
03/16/11 Shell Rock Wind Farm, LLC -- Application for a LWECS Site Permit
Site permit application for the Shell Rock Wind Farm, a 44 MW proposed LWECS in Freeborn County
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
11/19/13 201311-93844-02 PUC MINUTES--OCTOBER 24, 2013
11/12/13 201311-93596-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/12/13 201311-93596-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER REVOKING SITE PERMIT
10/17/13 201310-92656-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--OCTOBER 24, 2013 AGENDA
10/11/13 201310-92387-04 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--OCTOBER 24, 2013
10/11/13 201310-92387-10 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
08/23/13 20138-90536-01 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC LETTER--LETTER REQUESTING REVOCATION OF SITE PERMIT
05/17/13 20135-87133-01 DOC EFP STAFF COMPLIANCE REVIEW--ANNUAL COMPLIANCE REVIEW, MAY 2013
01/06/12 20121-70001-03 PUC MINUTES--DECEMBER 8, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
12/20/11 201112-69467-01 MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY OTHER--AFFIDAVITY OF SITE PERMIT MAILING
12/16/11 201112-69368-02 MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY OTHER--AFFIDAVIT OF SITE PERMIT MAILING
12/16/11 201112-69368-01 MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY OTHER--COVER LETTER
12/14/11 201112-69219-01 PUC ORDER
12/14/11 201112-69219-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/29/11 201111-68755-01 DOC BRIEFING PAPERS--COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ISSUING A SITE PERMIT
11/23/11 201111-68589-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--DECEMBER 8, 2011
09/23/11 20119-66579-01 DOC PUBLIC COMMENT--RECORD OF ORAL COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC MEETING IN ALBERT LEA ON AUGUST 24, 2011
09/23/11 20119-66579-02 DOC PUBLIC COMMENT--WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS ON DRAFT SITE PERMIT
09/14/11 20119-66368-01 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--2011 08 11 AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION ALDEN ADVANCE
09/13/11 20119-66324-01 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--2011 08 11 NOTICE OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT ISSUANCE AND PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
09/13/11 20119-66324-02 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--2011 08 11 AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE
09/12/11 20119-66288-01 DOC EFP NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--EQB MONITOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT ISSUANCE
08/25/11 20118-65716-02 PUC MINUTES--JUNE 16, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
08/17/11 20118-65459-01 DOC NOTICE--OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT ISSUANCE AND PUBLIC INFO MTG
08/16/11 20118-65416-04 DOC EFP NOTICE--AFFIDAVIT AND SERVICE LISTS
08/16/11 20118-65416-02 DOC EFP NOTICE--CORRECTED DRAFT SITE PERMIT
08/16/11 20118-65416-01 DOC EFP NOTICE--MEMO TO LOCAL GOVT OFFICIALS
08/16/11 20118-65416-03 DOC EFP NOTICE--NOTICE OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT ISSUANCE AND PUBLIC INFO MTG
08/08/11 20118-65127-01 DOC NOTICE
08/08/11 20118-65128-01 DOC NOTICE--MEMO. NOTICE, DRAFT SITE PERMIT
08/04/11 20118-65024-01 DOC EFP NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--NOTICE OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT ISSUANCE AND PUBLIC MEETING
06/24/11 20116-64002-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/24/11 20116-64002-01 PUC ORDER
06/20/11 20116-63796-01 PUC PUBLIC COMMENT
06/15/11 20116-63590-01 DOC EFP BRIEFING PAPERS--REVISED DECISION OPTIONS TO STAFF COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
06/09/11 20116-63375-01 DOC EFP BRIEFING PAPERS--COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING DRAFT SITE PERMIT
06/02/11 20116-63187-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JUNE 16, 2011
05/31/11 20115-63108-01 DOC EFP PUBLIC COMMENT--- RECEIVED REGARDING DRAFT SITE PERMIT PREPARATION
05/18/11 20115-62691-05 PUC MINUTES--APRIL 14, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
05/12/11 20115-62484-01 MN/DOT COMMENTS
05/04/11 20115-62279-01 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC. AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION ALDEN ADVANCE
05/03/11 20115-62180-01 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC. AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE
04/28/11 20114-61932-01 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF MAILING- NOTICE OF APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE
04/28/11 20114-61932-03 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF MAILING- SITE PERMIT APPLICATION_PRINTED COPY
04/28/11 20114-61932-02 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF MAILING- SITE PERMIT APPLICATION_CD
04/27/11 20114-61797-01 DOC NOTICE--OF APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE
04/15/11 20114-61360-01 PUC ORDER
04/15/11 20114-61360-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
04/06/11 20114-61065-01 DOC OES EFP COMMENTS--COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE
04/01/11 20114-60860-03 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--APRIL 14, 2011
03/15/11 20113-60374-03 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC. INITIAL FILING--SITE PERMIT APPLICATION MAPS 11 TO 16
03/15/11 20113-60374-04 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC. INITIAL FILING--SITE PERMIT APPLICATION APPENDICES
03/15/11 20113-60374-05 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC. INITIAL FILING--SITE PERMIT APPLICATION TEXT
03/15/11 20113-60374-02 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC. INITIAL FILING--SITE PERMIT APPLICATION MAPS 6 TO 10
03/15/11 20113-60374-01 SHELL ROCK WIND FARM, LLC. INITIAL FILING--SITE PERMIT APPLICATION MAPS 1 TO 5