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 - an eDocket, a file folder for all of the project.s documents.
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|Application accepted||Public meeting||Scoping decision||Draft EIS available||Public hearing||Final EIS available||Permit issued||Project built||Docket closed|
ITC Midwest, LLC (ITCM) proposes to: (1) construct approximately 75 miles of new 345 kV transmission line eastward from the Lakefield substation near Lakefield, Minn., to a new Huntley substation near Winnebago, Minn. and then southward to the Minnesota-Iowa border, crossing the border near the city of Elmore, Minn., (2) expand the existing Lakefield substation and construct a new substation (the Huntley substation) which will replace the existing Winnebago substation, and (3) relocate and reconfigure several segments of existing 161 kV and 69 kV transmission line which currently terminate at the Winnebago substation such that they will terminate at the new Huntley substation upon completion of the project.
ITCM is requesting a 1,000 foot route width for the 345 kV portion of the project, with a larger route width in select areas. ITCM indicates that the new 345 kV line will require a right-of-way (easement) of 200 feet. ITCM is requesting a 500 foot route width for the 161 kV portions of the project, with a right-of-way of 200 or 250 feet depending on location of the 161 kV lines. ITCM has proposed two possible routes for the project – designated in its route permit application as routes A and B.
ITCM indicates in its application that 345 kV transmission line poles will range from 130 to 190 feet in height, with a span between structures in the range of 700 to 1000 feet. The transmission poles for the 161 kV portions of the project will range from 80 to 120 feet in height, with a span between structures in the range of 600 to 800 feet. ITCM anticipates that construction on the project will begin in early 2016 and be completed by mid-year 2017.
ITCM's proposed project requires two approvals from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) before it may be constructed - a certificate of need (CN) and a route permit. ITCM applied to the Commission for these approvals in March 2013. The permitting processes associated with these approvals will take about 12 - 18 months.
This project docket page includes information on the route permitting process, but will also include, as appropriate, information related to the CN process. Additional information on the CN process can be found on the eDockets website: CN-12-1053.
|EFP Staff Comments and Recommendations on Application Completeness | document details||
Staff recommends that the Commission accept the route permit application for the Minnesota to Iowa 345 kV project as complete and authorize an advisory task force for the project
|Route Permit Application||
The route permit application submitted by ITC Midwest, LLC to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for the Minnesota to Iowa 345 kV transmission line project
|Certificate of Need Application||
The certificate of need application submitted by ITC Midwest, LLC to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for the Minnesota to Iowa 345 kV transmission line project
|Date||Document||On Behalf Of||Description|
|05/15/13||20135-87012-01||PUC||BRIEFING PAPERS--5-23-2013 AGENDA|
|05/10/13||20135-86882-07||PUC||NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--MAY 23, 2013|
|05/10/13||20135-86882-14||PUC||NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST|
|05/03/13||20135-86710-01||ITC MIDWEST LLC||REPLY COMMENTS--APPLICATION COMPLETENESS|
|04/23/13||20134-86045-01||ITC MIDWEST LLC||OTHER--CONFIRMATION OF NOTICE-AFFIDAVITS OF MAILING AND PUBLICATION|
|04/22/13||20134-85957-01||DOC EFP||COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS|
|04/01/13||20134-85223-01||PUC||NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION COMPLETENESS|
|04/01/13||20134-85223-02||PUC||NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-08||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX P TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85115-01||ITC MIDWEST LLC||LETTER--LETTER RE APPENDIX P TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-09||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX Q TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-01||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--FILING LETTER FOR ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-03||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX A TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-10||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX H TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-02||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-08||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX F TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-03||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX K TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-06||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX D TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-04||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX L TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-09||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX G TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-04||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX B TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-05||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-05||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX M TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85110-07||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX E TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-02||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX J TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-01||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX I TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-06||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX N TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|
|03/28/13||20133-85114-07||ITC MIDWEST LLC||INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX O TO ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION|