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Project Docket

Docket No E002, ET2/CN-12-113
Project name Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Line Certificate of Need Docket
Applicant Xcel Energy and Great River Energy
Description The proposed project is intended to meet electrical needs in the Plymouth and Medina area. The proposal involves constructing a new substation, expanding another substation, and connecting the two substations with a 115 kilovolt transmission line.
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission; Environmental assessment
Docket created: July 02, 2012
Contacts: Suzanne Steinhauer, 651-539-1843, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
09-21-2012
Application accepted
 
10-25-2012
Public meeting
 
12-4-2012
Scoping decision
 
02-5-2013
Environmental document available
 
03-6-2013
Public hearing
 
11-7-2013
Public hearing
 
Certificate of Need issued
 
Project built
 
Project closed
eDockets 12-113
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Project Summary

The applicants propose removing approximately eight miles of an existing Great River Energy-owned 69 kV overhead transmission line and constructing a new 115 kV overhead transmission line in its place, constructing an additional eight-tenths of a mile of new 115 kV overhead transmission line, constructing a new substation, and modifying associated transmission facilities in the cities of Medina and Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

The proposed project is intended to meet the electrical needs of the Plymouth and Medina area.  The applicants evaluated different ways to provide upgraded electrical service in the Certificate of Need application.  The applicants state that constructing a new substation, expanding another substation, and connecting the two substations with a 115 kilovolt transmission line, is the best approach to meeting the electric needs of the project area.

This docket focuses solely on the Certificate of Need proceeding.  For information on the separate Route Permit Application proceeding, please go to  http://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/Docket.html?Id=32121

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
11/05/13 Environmental Report Errata and Supplement: Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
This document corrects and clarifies some of the information provided in the March 2013 Environmental Report and addresses alternatives discussed in Applicants' Appendix H: Supplement to the Application for a Certificate of Need for the Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Line Project in the Cities of Plymouth and Medina
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Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
11/05/13 Environmental Report Errata and Supplement: Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
This document corrects and clarifies some of the information provided in the March 2013 Environmental Report and addresses alternatives discussed in Applicants' Appendix H: Supplement to the Application for a Certificate of Need for the Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Line Project in the Cities of Plymouth and Medina
02/25/13 Notice of Public Hearing - Certificate of Need | document details
Public Hearings on the Certificate of Need Application for the proposed Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Project in Plymouth and Medina will be held March 6 and 7, 2013, at the Medina Entertainment Center
02/06/13 Notice of Availability of Environmental Report for Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Line | document details
Public notice of availability of the Environmental Report contains information on the location of the report and contact information
02/05/13 Environmental Report: Hollydale 115 kV HVTL Project
Environmental Report prepared for the Certificate of Need proceeding. This report provides a high level evaluation of the proposed Hollydale 115 kV transmission project and various project alternatives.
12/05/12 Notice of Scoping Decision | document details
Notice of Availability of the Environmental Report Scoping Decision for the proposed Hollydale 1115 kV Transmission Line in Hennepin County
12/04/12 Scoping Decision - Hollydale Environmental Report
Signed Scoping Decision, and accompanying EFP staff memo, designating scope of the Environmental Report to be prepared for the Certificate of Need proceeding in the proposed Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Project
12/04/12 Environmental Report Scoping Comments Received on Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Line
Public comments received in development of an Environmental Report to be prepared for the Certificate of Need application for the Hollydale 115 kV transmission line proposed in Plymouth and Medina
11/15/12 Report of public comments received at public information and Environmental Report scoping meetings on the Certificate of Need Application for the proposed 115 kV Hollydale Transmission Line | document details
Record of oral comments received at public information and scoping meetings held October 25 and 26, 2012, in Plymouth, MN (217 pages)
10/10/12 Notice of Public Information and Environmental Report Scoping Meeting on the Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Line Project Certificate of Need Application | document details
The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold public information and environmental report scoping meetings on October 25 and 26, 2012, at the Plymouth Creek Center. Comments will be accepted though November 16, 2012
09/21/12 Commission Order on Certificate of Need Application Completeness (154 KB) | document details
On September 21, 2012, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission found the Xcel Energy and Great River Energy Certificate of Need application complete, initiating the public review process
07/02/12 Hollydale 115 kV Transmission Line Certificate of Need Application
Xcel Energy and Great River Energy have applied to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Need for the Hollydale 115 kV transmission line project in the cities of Plymouth and Medina, Minnesota

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