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Project Docket

Docket No E002/TL-11-223
Project name Orono Substation Expansion and new 115 kV Transmission Line Project
Applicant Xcel Energy
Description Xcel Energy Proposes to replace the existing 69 kV Orono Substation and construct approximately 0.6 miles of new 115 kV transmission line in the city of Orono in Hennepin County
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission
Location Hennepin County; Hennepin County -- Orono City
Docket created: June 06, 2011
Contacts: Suzanne Steinhauer, 651-539-1843, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
06-30-2011
Application accepted
 
08-10-2011
Public meeting
 
09-12-2011
Scoping decision
 
11-30-2011
Environmental document available
 
12-15-2011
Public hearing
 
04-6-2012
Permit issued
 
11-19-2013
Project built
 
12-4-2013
Docket closed
eDockets 11-223
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Project Summary

On April 6, 2012, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued a permit to Xcel Energy for construction of a new 115 kV substation to replace the existing 69 kV Orono Substation, and construction of approximately 0.6 miles of 115 kV transmission line in the city of Orono.

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
04/06/12 Order issuing Route Permit
Commission's Order issuing a route permit for the Orono Substation Expansion and new 115 kV Transmission Line. Includes the permit, findings of fact, and a route map
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
04/06/12 Order issuing Route Permit
Commission's Order issuing a route permit for the Orono Substation Expansion and new 115 kV Transmission Line. Includes the permit, findings of fact, and a route map
01/17/12 Noise Assessment: Orono Substation Replacement Project | document details
Noise assessment prepared for Xcel Energy on the proposed Orono Substation Replacement Project. Comments on the assessment are due to the ALJ January 31, 2012.
01/13/12 Notice of Comment Period on Noise Assessment for the Orono Substation Expansion and New 115 kV Transmission Line Project | document details
Interested persons may comment by January 31, 2012, on the noise assessment prepared by Xcel Energy on the project. Comments should be sent to the Administrative Law Judge presiding over this proceeding
11/30/11 Notice of Public Hearing and availability of Environmental Assessment for the Orono Substation Replacement and new 115 kV Transmission Line Project | document details
A public hearing will be held on December 15, 2011, in Orono on the Orono Substation Expansion and new 115 kV Transmission Line Project. . An environmental report is available. Comments may be submitted to the administrative law judge through January 6, 2012
11/30/11 Environmental Assessment for Orono Substation Expansion and new 115 kV Transmsision Project
This Environmental Assessment (EA) provides an overview of the proposed project and its alternatives, the regulatory framework, an analysis of the potential impacts and possible mitigative measures which may minimize the impacts
09/12/11 Scoping Decision Orono Substation Expansion and New 115 kV Transmission Line Project | document details
The scoping decision, issued September 12, 2011, identifies the routes and issues to be addressed in the EA prepared for the Project. The EA will look at Xcel Energy's proposed route as well as one route alternative through Baker Park Preserve. The EA will be available in October, 2011
09/07/11 Public Meeting Transcript, August 10, 2011 | document details
Transcript of Public Information and Scoping Meeting for the proposed Orono Subtation Expansion and 115 kV Transmission Project
09/07/11 Scoping Comments received on proposed Xcel Orono Substation and 115 kV Transmission Line Project | document details
Compilation of public comments received regarding the scope of the Environmental Assessment to be prepared for the Project
07/27/11 Notice of Public Information and Scoping Meeting for Proposed Orono Substation Expansion and new 115 kV Transmsiion Line Project | document details
Public Information and Scoping Meeting on August 10, 2011, at the Orono City Hall, for Xcel Energy's proposed Orono Substation Expansion and new 115 kV Transmission Line Project. The deadline for comments is Friday, August 26, 2011
06/30/11 Order Accepting Xcel Energy's HVTL Route Application | document details
Commission Order accepting the HVTL Route Permit Application for the Orono 115 kV Transmission Project
06/22/11 EFP staff Comments and Recommendations on Application Acceptance | document details
EFP staff Comments and Recommendations on acceptance of Xcel Energy's application for a HVTL Route Permit for an expantion of the Orono substation and construction of a new 115 kV transmission line
06/08/11 HVTL Route Permit Application for Orono Substation Expansion and New 115 kV Transmission Line
Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy) HVTL Route Permit Application for substation replacement and new 0.6 mile 115 kV transmission line in Orono

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