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Project Docket

Docket No IP-6871/WS-11-863
Project name Community Wind South, LLC
Applicant Community Wind South, LLC
Description CWS application for a site permit for a 30 MW LWECS in Nobles County, south of Wilmont
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Nobles County; Nobles County -- Summit Lake Township; Larkin Township
Docket created: October 20, 2011
Contacts: Larry Hartman, 651-539-1839, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
11-14-2011
Application accepted
 
02-6-2012
Draft permit issued
 
03-5-2012
Public meeting
 
05-1-2012
Permit issued
 
12-15-2012
Project built
 
Docket closed
 
Public meeting
eDockets 11-863
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Project Summary

File Register
DateDocumentDescription
06/08/12 PUC Order Issuing Site Permit to CWS Wind Farm, LLC | document details
Commission Order Issuing Site Permit to CWS Wind Farm, LLC for the 30.75 LWECS in Nobles County
06/08/12 Site Permit for Community Wind South Project | document details
Public Utilties Commission issued Site Permit for Community Wind South 30.75 MW LWECS in Nobles County
03/20/12 Comments on Draft Site Permit from Public Information Meeting (March 5, 2012) | document details
Summary of Public Information Meeting held on March 5, 2012, in Reading, Minn., for the 30.75 MW Community Wind South Project in Nobles County
02/08/12 Commission order issuing Draft Site Permit for the 30.75 MW Community Wind South Project in Nobles County | 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
01/26/12 DOC EFP Staff Comments and Recommendations on Draft Site Permit Issuance | document details
Staff recommends issuance of a draft site permit for the Community Wind South wind farm. Includes staff comments and the proposed draft site permit.
11/17/11 Commission Order Accepting Community Wind South, LLC Site Permit Application | document details
Commission Order Accepting the Large Wind Energy Conversion System site permit application as complete for the 30.75- megawatt Community Wind South, LLC Wind Farm in Nobles County
11/17/11 Notice of Application Acceptance and Comment Period | document details
The Public Utilities Commission accepted the site permit application for the Community Wind South, a 30.75 MW LWECS south of Wilmont in Nobles County as complete on November 14, 2011. Public comments regarding the application and issues to be included in a draft site permit are accepted through December 30, 2011
11/02/11 DOC EFP comments and recommendations on application acceptance for the Community Wind South, LLC Wind Farm | document details
Comments and recommendations to the Commission recommending accepting the site permit application for the 30.75 MW MW Community Wind South, LLC Project in Nobles County
10/28/11 Site Permit Application
Site permit application for Community Wind South Wind Farm
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
08/20/14 20148-102396-01 ZEPHYR WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS JULY 2014 COMPLAINT REPORT
07/11/14 20147-101388-01 ZEPHYR WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS 2013 ANNUAL PRODUCTION REPORT
07/11/14 20147-101388-03 ZEPHYR WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS JUNE 2014 COMPLAINT REPORT
07/11/14 20147-101388-02 ZEPHYR WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--LETTER CLAIMING TRADE SECRET STATUS FOR CWS 2013 ANNUAL PRODUCTION REPORT
07/11/14 20147-101388-04 ZEPHYR WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS 2ND QUATER 2014 BAT AND AVIAN REPORT
06/26/14 20146-100838-04 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS APR. 2014 COMPLAINT REPORT
06/26/14 20146-100838-02 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS FEB. 2014 COMPLAINT REPORT
06/26/14 20146-100838-05 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS MAY 2014 COMPLAINT REPORT
06/26/14 20146-100838-03 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS MAR. 2014 COMPLAINT REPORT
06/26/14 20146-100838-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS 2014 1ST QTR BIRD AND AVIAN REPORT
02/10/14 20142-96320-01 CWS COMPLIANCE FILING
02/10/14 20142-96313-01 CWS WIND COMPLIANCE FILING
02/10/14 20142-96308-01 CWS WIND COMPLIANCE FILING--NO COMPLAINTS JAN 2014
01/09/14 20141-95265-01 CWS WIND FARM COMPLIANCE FILING--NO COMPLAINTS DEC 2013
12/09/13 201312-94431-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--NOV COMPLAINT REPORT
11/04/13 201311-93315-01 ZEPHYR WIND COMPLIANCE FILING--OCT NO COMPLAINTS SUMMARY REPORT
10/01/13 201310-92027-01 CWS WIND FARM COMPLIANCE FILING--NO COMPLAINTS - SEPT 2013
10/01/13 201310-92024-01 CWS WIND FARM COMPLIANCE FILING--REPORT ENDING SEPT 30, 2013
09/06/13 20139-91042-01 CWS WIND FARM COMPLIANCE FILING--NO COMPLIANTS AUGUST 2013
08/19/13 20138-90390-01 ZEPHYR WIND COMPLIANCE FILING--NO COMPLAINTS JULY 2013
07/15/13 20137-89147-01 ZEPHYR WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--NO COMPLAINTS JUNE 2013 RELATING TO COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH WIND FARM, LLC
07/15/13 20137-89148-01 ZEPHYR WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
06/05/13 20136-87884-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--NO COMPLIANTS MONTH OF MAY, 2013
05/09/13 20135-86857-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--APRIL 2013 COMPLAINT SUMMARY - NO COMPLAINTS
04/15/13 20134-85698-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS AS-BUILT PLANS
04/15/13 20134-85694-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS AS-BUILT PLANS
04/15/13 20134-85670-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS AS-BUILT LETTER
04/15/13 20134-85691-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CWS AS-BUILT PLANS
04/10/13 20134-85562-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--AVIAN BAT QUARTERLY REPORT
04/02/13 20134-85295-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLAINT SUMMARY
03/12/13 20133-84637-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--FEB COMPLAINT SUMMARY
02/27/13 20132-84180-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--BAT ACOUSTIC DATA ANALYSIS REPORT CWS
02/22/13 20132-84022-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLAINT REPORT JAN 2013
02/21/13 20132-84016-01 DOC EFP STAFF COMPLIANCE REVIEW--ANNUAL COMPLIANCE REVIEW, FEBRUARY 2013
02/21/13 20132-84020-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--AVIAN AND BAT REPORT
02/21/13 20132-84019-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLAINT REPORT DEC 2012
12/12/12 201212-81720-01 JUWI WIND LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--PRE-OPERATIONS MEETING MINUTES
12/04/12 201212-81357-08 PUC NOTICE--POWER PLANT SITING AND TRANSMISSION LINE ROUTING PROGRAM ANNUAL HEARING
12/04/12 201212-81357-36 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/03/12 201212-81263-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
11/16/12 201211-80702-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--POST CONSTRUCTION NOISE STUDY PLAN
11/16/12 201211-80701-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--DECOMMISSIONING PLAN
11/14/12 201211-80613-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--MONTHLY REPORT FOR OCTOBER COMPLAINTS
10/15/12 201210-79523-01 CWS WIND FARM LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
09/14/12 20129-78659-01 CWS COMPLIANCE FILING
08/27/12 20128-78138-01 PUC MINUTES--JUNE 28, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
08/14/12 20128-77838-01 ZEPHYR WIND, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--MONTHLY COMPLAINT SUMMARY
07/18/12 20127-76922-03 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
07/18/12 20127-76922-01 PUC ORDER--AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF SITE PERMIT
07/13/12 20127-76781-01 ZEPHYR WIND, LLC (CWS WIND FARM, LLC) COMPLIANCE FILING--MONTHLY SUMMARY OF COMPLAINTS
07/02/12 20127-76370-01 ZEPHYR WIND, LLC (CWS WIND FARM, LLC) COMPLIANCE FILING--TURBINE FOUDATION DRAWINGS
06/22/12 20126-75944-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC LETTER--SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
06/21/12 20126-75878-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--DUPLICATE - JUNE 28, 2012 AGENDA
06/21/12 20126-75872-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--JUNE 28, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
06/18/12 20126-75761-01 DOC EFP STAFF COMMENTS--- ON REDESIGNATION OF PERMITEE TO ZEPHYR WIND LLC
06/15/12 20126-75648-04 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JUNE 28, 2012
06/11/12 20126-75482-01 ZEPHYR WIND, LLC (CWS WIND FARM, LLC) COMPLIANCE FILING--COLLECTION SYSTEM ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
06/11/12 20126-75482-02 ZEPHYR WIND, LLC (CWS WIND FARM, LLC) COMPLIANCE FILING--COLLECTION SYSTEM ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
06/08/12 20126-75471-02 PUC LETTER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/08/12 20126-75471-01 PUC LETTER--TO MICHAEL RUCKER AND DONALD COCHRAN - REVIEW OF COMPLIANCE FILINGS
06/08/12 20126-75469-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON PROPOSED PERMIT TRANSFER
06/08/12 20126-75469-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
05/31/12 20125-75215-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC OTHER--REQUEST FOR RE-DESIGNATION OF PERMITTEE
05/21/12 20125-74880-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING MINUTES
05/18/12 20125-74848-01 DOC EFP COMPLIANCE FILING--REVIEW OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION FILINGS
05/17/12 20125-74812-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--ROAD IDENTIFICATION
05/17/12 20125-74829-02 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
05/17/12 20125-74829-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
05/17/12 20125-74829-03 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
05/16/12 20125-74760-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--NATIVE PRAIRIE PROTECTION PLAN NOT APPLICABLE
05/16/12 20125-74759-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--WAKE LOSS REPORT
05/16/12 20125-74763-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--INTERFERENCE
05/16/12 20125-74777-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--SHADOW FLICKER ANALYSIS
05/16/12 20125-74779-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--SITE PLAN
05/16/12 20125-74761-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--AVIAN AND BAT PROTECTION PLAN
05/16/12 20125-74752-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--BIOLOGICAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY REPORT
05/14/12 20125-74697-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLIANCE FILING - AIRPORT NOTIFICATION PER SECT. 4.12
05/14/12 20125-74696-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--EMERGENCY RESPONSE - SECT. 7.16
05/14/12 20125-74644-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN PER SECTION 7.11
05/14/12 20125-74700-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLIANCE FILING - WIND RIGHTS PER SECT. 10.1
05/14/12 20125-74686-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES - SECT 6.3
05/14/12 20125-74677-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLAINT REPORTING PROCEDURES - SECTION 5.8
05/11/12 20125-74643-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--FIELD REPRESENTATIVE DESIGNATION PER SITE PERMIT CONDITION 5.4
05/04/12 20125-74471-01 JUWI WIND COMPLIANCE FILING--CERTIFICATION OF MAILING OF SITE PERMIT
05/01/12 20125-74352-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
05/01/12 20125-74352-01 PUC ORDER
04/30/12 20124-74199-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/27/12 20124-74114-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/27/12 20124-74182-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/27/12 20124-74195-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/27/12 20124-74155-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--2A
04/27/12 20124-74115-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--PERMIT
04/27/12 20124-74158-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/27/12 20124-74162-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--PERMIT
04/27/12 20124-74155-02 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--2B
04/27/12 20124-74113-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/27/12 20124-74183-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/26/12 20124-74109-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--PERMIT
04/26/12 20124-74104-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/26/12 20124-74108-01 CWS WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--PERMIT
04/18/12 20124-73760-05 PUC MINUTES--FEBRUARY 2, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
04/16/12 20124-73658-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--REVISED - APRIL 19, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
04/16/12 20124-73640-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING---PERMIT
04/13/12 20124-73562-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--ATTACHMENT
04/12/12 20124-73517-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--APRIL 19, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
04/09/12 20124-73448-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/09/12 20124-73443-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
04/06/12 20124-73400-03 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--APRIL 19, 2012 AGENDA
04/06/12 20124-73409-01 DOC EFP COMMENTS--COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON SITE PERMIT FOR COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH PROJECT
04/04/12 20124-73325-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
03/28/12 20123-73049-01 DOC EFP NOTICE--OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT - EQB MONITOR 2-20-12
03/28/12 20123-73048-01 DOC EFP NOTICE--OF APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE - EQB MONITOR 11-28-11
03/28/12 20123-73050-01 DOC EFP COMMENTS--SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION COMMENTS
03/28/12 20123-73051-01 DOC EFP COMMENTS--DNR COMMENTS ON DRAFT SITE PERMIT
03/28/12 20123-73053-01 DOC EFP OTHER--NAME CHANGE OF APPLICANT
03/21/12 20123-72784-01 DOC EFP OTHER--PUBLIC MTG SUMMARY - MARCH 5 2012 IN READING MN FOR THE COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH PROJECT IN NOBLES COUNTY
03/15/12 20123-72645-01 JUWI WIND, LLC LETTER--DNR CORRESPONDANCE
03/13/12 20123-72542-01 JUWI WIND LETTER
02/24/12 20122-71874-01 JUWI AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
02/23/12 20122-71818-01 JUWI OTHER--NATIVE PRAIRIE SITE REVIEW
02/21/12 20122-71772-01 DOC EFP NOTICE--OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT ISSUANCE AND PUBLIC INFO MTG
02/21/12 20122-71753-01 JUWI WIND OTHER--CERTIFICATION OF MAILING THE NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT AND ASSOCIATED ATTACHMENTS
02/17/12 20122-71732-02 JUWI WIND COMPLIANCE FILING--CERTIFICATION OF MAILING OF NOTICE
02/17/12 20122-71732-01 JUWI WIND COMPLIANCE FILING--DRAFT AVIAN AND BAT PROTECTION PLAN
02/06/12 20122-71240-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
02/06/12 20122-71240-01 PUC ORDER
01/26/12 20121-70712-01 DOC EFP COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS
01/25/12 20121-70633-01 MINNESOTA DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS
01/20/12 20121-70479-05 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--FEBRUARY 2, 2012
01/19/12 20121-70443-11 PUC MINUTES--NOVEMBER 10, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
12/30/11 201112-69810-01 MNDOT COMMENTS
12/27/11 20121-70631-01 ROBERT J. SCHREIBER COMMENTS
12/02/11 201112-68902-01 MINWIND AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
11/29/11 201111-68723-01 MINWIND NOTICE OF SERVICE LIST--SERVICE LIST OF MAILING OF NOTICE AND APPLICATION
11/18/11 201111-68441-01 DOC NOTICE--DOCKET # SHOUD READ IP-6871/WS-11-863 - OF APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE & COMMENT PERIOD
11/14/11 201111-68337-01 PUC ORDER
11/14/11 201111-68337-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/08/11 201111-68217-01 ERIC SWANSON REQUEST TO UPDATE SERVICE LIST--ADD
11/02/11 201111-68052-01 DOC COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS
11/02/11 201111-68053-01 DOC COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS WITH CORRECT AFFIDAVIT AND SERVICE LIST
10/28/11 201110-67838-03 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--NOVEMBER 10, 2011
10/17/11 201110-67424-03 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX F - AVIAN AND BAT ASSESSMENT REPORT
10/17/11 201110-67420-03 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX B - DATA REQUEST LETTER AND AGENCY RESPONSES
10/17/11 201110-67424-02 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX A FIGURES 10-19
10/17/11 201110-67420-09 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX I - NSP LAYOUT APPROVAL
10/17/11 201110-67424-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX A FIGURES 1-9
10/17/11 201110-67420-07 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX G - TOPEKA SHINER CONSTRUCTION RECOMMENDATIONS
10/17/11 201110-67420-08 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX H - FIRM PANELS
10/17/11 201110-67424-05 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX F - FIGURES
10/17/11 201110-67451-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--TRANSMITTAL LETTER
10/17/11 201110-67420-06 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX E - NOISE AND FLICKER ANALYSIS
10/17/11 201110-67424-04 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX F - AGENCY CORRESPONDENCE
10/17/11 201110-67420-02 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--LETTER
10/17/11 201110-67420-05 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX D - COMSEARCH REPORTS
10/17/11 201110-67420-01 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--LWECS SITE PERMIT APPLICATION
10/17/11 201110-67420-04 COMMUNITY WIND SOUTH, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C - CULTURAL RESOURCE REVIEW