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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 IP6866/WS-11-831
Project name Getty Wind Project
Applicant Getty Wind Company, LLC
Description Getty Wind Company, LLC, proposes to develop a 40 MW wind farm in Getty and Sauk Centre townships in Stearns County.
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Stearns County; Stearns County -- Getty Township; Stearns County -- Sauk Centre Township
Docket created: October 13, 2011
Contacts: Suzanne Steinhauer, 651-539-1843, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
11-14-2011
Application accepted
 
02-23-2012
Draft permit issued
 
03-20-2012
Public meeting
 
06-26-2012
Public hearing
 
01-28-2013
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 11-831
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Project Summary

The Getty Wind Project is adjacent to the 42 MW Black Oak Wind Farm being developed by Black Oak Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Geronimo Wind, LLC (PUC Docket Number IP6853/WS-10-1240).  Black Oak Wind, LLC, and Getty Wind Company, LLC, have jointly applied for a certificate of need (CN) for both the Black Oak and Getty Wind projects (PUC Docket number IP6853 and IP6866/CN-11-471). 

Relevant documents from the siting and CN processes are included in this project docket (see "File Register" below). Complete records associated with the Getty Wind Project site permit application  can be reviewed on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp  (search year "11" and number "831").

Relevant documents from the siting and CN processes related to the siting and CN processes for the Black Oak Wind Farm can be reviewed at: http://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/Docket.html?Id=30578 . Complete records associated with the Black Oak 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 "1240").

Complete records associated with the joint CN for the Black Oak Wind Farm and Getty Wind Project can be reviewed can be reviewed on eDockets at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp (search year "11" and number "471").

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
02/13/13 Commission Order issuing a Site Permit to Getty Wind Company, LLC for the Getty Wind Project
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law , and Order Issuing a Site Permit to Getty Wind Company LLC for the 40 MW Getty Wind Project 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 Site Permit to Getty Wind Company, LLC for the Getty Wind Project
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law , and Order Issuing a Site Permit to Getty Wind Company LLC for the 40 MW Getty Wind Project in Stearns County
11/13/12 EFP staff reply comments to Commission on a final site permit for the proposed Getty Wind Project | document details
Reply comments addressing intial comments received from Getty Wind Company, LLC and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on EFP staff's proposed findings of fact and proposed LWECS site permit
10/18/12 Department EFP Comments & Recommendations on issuance of a site permit for the proposed 40 MW Getty Wind Project in Stearns County
EFP staff comments & recommendations including 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
02/28/12 Notice of Issuance of Draft Site Permit and Public Information Meeting for the proposed 40 MW Getty Wind Project in Stearns County. | document details
A public information meeting on the proposed project will be held in Sauk Centre at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Public comments on the draft site permit for the proposed 40 megawatt Getty Wind Project will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012
02/23/12 Minnesota Public Utility Commission Order on Draft Site Permit for Getty Wind Project | document details
Order issuing a Draft Site Permit on the proposed 40 MW Getty Wind Project for public comment.
02/09/12 Draft Site Permit for Getty Wind Project
EFP Staff comments to the Public Utilities Commission recommending distribution of Draft Site Permit for the Getty Wind Project for public comment. Proposed Draft Site Permit, proposed turbine layouts and draft Avian and Bat Protection Plan (ABPP) are attached
01/18/12 Public Comments received on LWECS Site Permit Application | document details
Comments received on the LWECS Site Permit Application for the 40 MW Getty Wind Project in Stearns County from 13 individuals and agencies
11/22/11 Notice of Application Acceptance and Comment Period | document details
Notice that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission accepted the LWECS Site Permit Application for the 40 MW Getty Wind Project in Stearns County. Comments on the application or the project may be sent to the Department of Commerce by the close of business on December 30, 2011
11/03/11 EFP Staff Recommendations to Commission on Acceptance of the LWECS Site Permit Application | document details
Comments and recommendations to the Commission recommending acceptance of the site permit application for the 40 MW GettyWind Project in Stearns County
10/27/11 Site Permit Application for a Large Wind Energy Conversion System: Getty Wind Farm
Application by Getty Wind Company, LLC, for a LWECS Site Permit for the 40 MW Getty Wind Farm on approximately 7,400 acres in Sauk Centre and Getty townships in Stearns County.

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