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Project Docket

Docket No IP-6646/WS-13-216
Project name Stoneray 105 MW Wind Farm
Applicant Stoneray Power Partners, LLC
Description EDF Renewable Energy is applying for an LWECS permit in Pipestone and Murray counties through its Stoneray Power Partners, LLC subsidiary
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Murray County; Pipestone County
Docket created: April 15, 2013
Contacts: David Birkholz, 651-539-1838, Environmental Review Manager.
Tracy Smetana, 651-296-0406, Public Advisor.
Status:
 
07-24-2013
Application accepted
 
08-14-2013
Public meeting
 
09-6-2013
Scoping decision
 
12-30-2013
Environmental document available
 
01-9-2014
Draft permit issued
 
01-14-2014
Public hearing
 
Certificate of Need issued
 
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Project closed
eDockets 13-216
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Project Summary

This large wind energy conversion system (LWECS) Project is in southwest Minnesota near the community of Woodstock, with the majority of the Project in Rock and Burke Townships in Pipestone County. Portions of the Project are planned in Chanarambie and Cameron Townships in Murray County.

Stoneray Wind Farm will comprise up to 62 turbines, with current consideration favoring the Vestas V100 2.0 MW system.

Stoneray is concurrently applying for a Certificate of Need (CN) for the LWECS. Information and documents for the CN process can be found on eDockets; enter year "13" and number "193" at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp.

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
06/11/13 Site Permit Application for 105 MW Stoneray LWECS in Pipestone and Murray Counties
Stoneray Power Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of EDF Renewable Energy, has applied to the Commission for a Site Permit for its planned Stoneray Wind Farm near Woodstock
04/29/13 Certificate of Need Application for a 105 MW LWECS in Pipestone and Murray Counties (1.35 M) | document details
Stoneray Power Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of EDF Renewable Energy, has applied to the Commission for a Certificate of Need for its planned Stoneray Wind Farm near Woodstock (13-193)
12/30/13 Environmental Report for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray Counties (2.2 M) | document details
DOC EERA has released the ER for the Certificate of Need for the Stoneray Power Partners, LLC LWECS Application (13-193)
File Register
DateDocumentDescription
03/13/14 ALJ Report for the Stoneray 105 MW Wind Farm Project | document details
Judge Cochran has issued her Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendation for the Stoneray Project in Pipestone and Murray counties
01/09/14 Draft Site Permit for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray Counties (5.59 M) | document details
The Commission has issued a Draft Site Permit for the Stoneray LWECS for public review and comment, including at the Public Hearing
12/30/13 Notice of Availability of Environmental Report for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray Counties | document details
DOC EERA has released the ER for the Certificate of Need for the Stoneray Power Partners, LLC LWECS Application (13-193)
12/30/13 Environmental Report for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray Counties (2.2 M) | document details
DOC EERA has released the ER for the Certificate of Need for the Stoneray Power Partners, LLC LWECS Application (13-193)
12/20/13 A Public Hearing for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm will be Held on January 14, 2014, in Lake Wilson at 6:00 p.m. | document details
The Commission has noticed a Public Hearing on the Certificate of Need and Site Permit Applications for the Stoneray Power Partners, LLC LWECS Project; a public comment period is open through January 28, 2014. Issued
09/06/13 ER Scoping Decision for Stoneray 105 MW Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray Counties | document details
The DOC Deputy Commissioner has determined the Scope of the Environmental Report prepared for the Certificate of Need (13-193)
08/31/13 Public ER and Draft Permit Comments on Stoneray 105 MW Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray Counties | document details
Public comments submitted on alternatives and issues to be considered in the Environmental Report for the Certificate of Need and comments on the Draft Site Permit
08/13/13 Informational Materials for the Stoneray Wind Farm Public Meeting
Handouts and Other Information from the Public Information/Scoping Meeting held in Lake Wilson on August 14, 2013
07/24/13 Notice of Application Acceptance, Public Meeting and Scoping Meeting for Stoneray 105 MW LWECS Project | document details
The Department of Commerce is holding a meeting in Lake Wilson on August 14, 2013, to provide information and solicit public comment on the scope of the Environmental Report and on the contents of a Draft Permit. The comment period is open through 4:30 p.m. on August 30, 2013
07/24/13 Application Acceptance_Certificate of Need Application for the Stoneray 105 MW LWECS in Pipestone and Murray Counties | document details
The Commission has issued an Order accepting the Certificate of Need Application as substantially complete and directing use of the informal review process (13-193)
07/24/13 Application Acceptance_Site Permit Application for the Stoneray 105 MW LWECS in Pipestone and Murray Counties | document details
The Commission has issued an Order accepting the Site Permit Application as complete and referring matter to Office of Administrative Hearings
06/11/13 Site Permit Application for 105 MW Stoneray LWECS in Pipestone and Murray Counties
Stoneray Power Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of EDF Renewable Energy, has applied to the Commission for a Site Permit for its planned Stoneray Wind Farm near Woodstock
04/29/13 Certificate of Need Application for a 105 MW LWECS in Pipestone and Murray Counties (1.35 M) | document details
Stoneray Power Partners, LLC, a subsidiary of EDF Renewable Energy, has applied to the Commission for a Certificate of Need for its planned Stoneray Wind Farm near Woodstock (13-193)
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
04/17/14 20144-98437-01 PUC OTHER--PROPOSED SITE PERMIT
04/17/14 20144-98443-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--APRIL 23, 2014 AGENDA
04/11/14 20144-98218-10 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
04/11/14 20144-98218-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--APRIL 23, 2014
03/28/14 20143-97741-01 DOC EERA OTHER--EXCEPTIONS TO ALJS REPORT
03/13/14 20143-97292-01 OAH REPORT--SUMMARY OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY, FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW & RECOMMENDATION
03/07/14 20143-97129-06 PUC MINUTES--DECEMBER 13, 2013 AGENDA
02/12/14 20142-96372-01 DOC EERA COMMENTS
01/31/14 20141-96022-01 OAH PUBLIC COMMENT
01/29/14 20141-95893-02 PUC OTHER--AFFIDAVIT OF NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
01/28/14 20141-95866-02 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--2 OF 4
01/28/14 20141-95866-04 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--4 OF 4
01/28/14 20141-95866-03 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--3 OF 4
01/28/14 20141-95866-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--1 OF 4
01/28/14 20141-95884-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC COMMENTS
01/27/14 20141-95789-02 COURT REPORTER EXHIBITS - HEARING--PUBLIC HEARING EXHIBIT LIST JANUARY 14, 2014
01/27/14 20141-95788-02 COURT REPORTER OTHER--SIGN-IN SHEETS FROM PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON JANUARY 14, 2014
01/26/14 20141-95790-02 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--TRANSCRIPT OF PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON JANUARY 14, 2014
01/21/14 20141-95658-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
01/21/14 20141-95658-01 PUC NOTICE--OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT AVAILABILITY
01/16/14 20141-95535-01 PUC OTHER--EQB MONITOR PUBLICATION OF DRAFT PERMIT AVAILABILITY
01/16/14 20141-95520-02 EDF AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE
01/14/14 20141-95424-01 EDF RESPONSE TO REPLY COMMENTS--RESPONSE TO COMMENTS ON BBCS
01/14/14 20141-95425-01 EDF REPORT--BBCS - FINAL
01/13/14 20141-95354-02 EDF AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION FOR MURRAY COUNTY
01/13/14 20141-95354-01 EDF AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION FOR PIPESTONE
01/09/14 20141-95275-01 DOC EERA NOTICE--APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE, PUBLIC MEETING AND COMMENT PERIOD-AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE
01/09/14 20141-95281-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER ISSUING DRAFT SITE PERMIT
01/09/14 20141-95281-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/20/13 201312-94785-01 PUC NOTICE--STONERAY WIND PROJECT PUBLIC HEARING AND DRAFT SITE PERMIT ISSUANCE
12/20/13 201312-94785-03 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/18/13 201312-94732-01 EDF RESPONSE TO REPLY COMMENTS--BBCS MDNR COMMENT RESPONSES
12/18/13 201312-94737-01 EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT--BBCS FINAL - PART 1 OF 2
12/18/13 201312-94737-02 EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT--BBCS FINAL - PART 2 OF 2
12/18/13 201312-94720-01 MN DOC-EERA LETTER--EERA 12-16-13 BBCS COMMENT LETTER TO THE APPLICANT
12/12/13 201312-94537-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--DECEMBER 19, 2013 AGENDA
12/12/13 201312-94531-01 OAH ORDER
12/11/13 201312-94502-01 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--TRANSCRIPT OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE HELD ON DECEMBER 6, 2013 9
12/09/13 201312-94447-20 PUC NOTICE--COURTESY COPY-NOTICE ON POWER PLANT SITING
12/06/13 201312-94379-05 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--DECEMBER 19, 2013
12/06/13 201312-94412-01 DOC EERA COMMENTS--RECOMMENDATIONS ON A DRAFT SITE PERMIT
12/06/13 201312-94379-16 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/05/13 201312-94342-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS
12/02/13 201312-94181-01 EDF LETTER--STONERAY BAT PASS PER DETECTOR NIGHT RESPONSE TO DNR
11/21/13 201311-93937-01 OAH NOTICE
11/01/13 201311-93194-01 EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT--STONERAY WIND BBCS
10/28/13 201310-93006-01 DOC EERA LETTER--UPDATING AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT SITE PERMIT
09/13/13 20139-91246-02 PUC MINUTES--JULY 11, 2013 MINUTES
09/09/13 20139-91091-01 DOC EFP PUBLIC COMMENT--ON ER SCOPE AND DRAFT PERMIT LK WILSON MN 8-14-13
09/09/13 20139-91100-02 DOC EFP PUBLIC COMMENT--ON ER SCOPE AND DRAFT PERMIT-REFORMATTED LK WILSON MN 8-14-13 6PM
08/30/13 20138-90818-02 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--STONERAYBLANDINGSMAPAUG2013
08/30/13 20138-90818-03 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--BLTU WANTED POSTER LTR SIZE 2 PAGE V4.
08/30/13 20138-90818-04 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--BLTU_CONSTRUCTION_FLYER
08/30/13 20138-90818-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--COVER
08/13/13 20138-90229-01 PUC OTHER--SITE PERMIT TEMPLATE
07/25/13 20137-89538-01 DOC EFP COMPLIANCE REVIEW--APPLICATION COMPLETENESS SUPPLEMENTAL FILING
07/24/13 20137-89511-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER FINDING APPLICATION COMPLETE CONDITIONALLY AND REFERRING MATTER TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
07/24/13 20137-89506-01 DOC EFP NOTICE--OF APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE, PUBLIC MEETING AND COMMENT PERIOD
07/24/13 20137-89511-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
07/16/13 20137-89146-05 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF NATURAL FEATURES AND SOIL TYPES
07/16/13 20137-89146-03 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF NOISE MODELING
07/16/13 20137-89146-08 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF PUBLIC LANDS AND SETBACKS
07/16/13 20137-89146-06 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF WETLAND DATA AND SURFACE WATERWAYS
07/16/13 20137-89146-09 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF GENERAL LOCATION AND PROPOSED PROJECT FACILITIES
07/16/13 20137-89146-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF SHADOW FLICKER PART 1 OF 2
07/16/13 20137-89146-07 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF EXISTING TURBINES AND NLCD LAND COVER
07/16/13 20137-89146-04 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF LAND PARCELS AND MICROWAVE BEAM PATHS
07/16/13 20137-89146-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS OF SHADOW FLICKER PART 2 OF 2
07/15/13 20137-89145-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC OTHER--ZONING MAPS
07/15/13 20137-89145-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC OTHER--UPDATED STONERAY LWECS APPLICATION, REVISIONS MADE TO SECTION 10.10.
07/03/13 20137-88851-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--JULY 11, 2013 AGENDA
06/28/13 20136-88632-11 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/28/13 20136-88632-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JULY 11, 2013
06/21/13 20136-88373-01 DOC EFP COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS
06/13/13 20136-88111-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--REVISED LWECS SITE PERMIT APPLICATION TEXT - NO REDACTIONS-NO LONGER TS
06/11/13 20136-88020-07 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-7 AVIAN POINT COUNT SURVEY
06/11/13 20136-88019-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX - AGENCY COMMUNICATION - B6-B11
06/11/13 20136-88018-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX A - MAPS - FIGURES 9-15
06/11/13 20136-88019-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX - AGENCY COMMUNICATION - B0-B5
06/11/13 20136-88020-03 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-1 FAA REPORT
06/11/13 20136-88022-04 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-12 ROOKERY STUDY
06/11/13 20136-88022-08 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-16 SPECIES OF SPECIAL CONCERN
06/11/13 20136-88022-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-9 AVIAN, BAT, AND SENSITIVE SPECIES RISK ASSESSMENT
06/11/13 20136-88021-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-3 PHASE I ESA REPORT - PART 2 OF 2
06/11/13 20136-88021-03 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-6 THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES FIELD HABITAT ASSESSMENT - PART 1 OF 2
06/11/13 20136-88020-04 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-2 RF IMPACT STUDY
06/11/13 20136-88054-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS
06/11/13 20136-88022-07 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-15 THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES
06/11/13 20136-88020-05 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-4 AVIAN STICK NEST SURVEY
06/11/13 20136-88021-08 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-8.4 SIEMENS 3.2-113 SHADOW FLICKER ANALYSIS
06/11/13 20136-88021-06 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-8.2 VESTAS 2 0_100 SHADOW FLICKER ANALYSIS
06/11/13 20136-88020-06 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-5 ACOUSTIC BAT SURVEY
06/11/13 20136-88021-04 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-6 THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES FIELD HABITAT ASSESSMENT - PART 2 OF 2
06/11/13 20136-88022-09 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-14 CULTURAL RESOURCES REPORTS - PART 1 OF 2
06/11/13 20136-88021-07 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-8.3 SIEMENS 2.3-108 SHADOW FLICKER ANALYSIS
06/11/13 20136-88054-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/11/13 20136-88022-03 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-11 DESKTOP THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES HABITAT ASSESSMENT
06/11/13 20136-88020-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C TABLE OF CONTENTS
06/11/13 20136-88020-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-0 SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE STUDIES
06/11/13 20136-88022-06 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-14 CULTURAL RESOURCES REPORTS - PART 2 OF 2
06/11/13 20136-88021-05 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-8.1 STONERAY_GE 1_7 100 SHADOW FLICKER ANALYSIS
06/11/13 20136-88018-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX A - MAPS - FIGURES 1-8
06/11/13 20136-88021-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-3 PHASE I ESA REPORT - PART 1 OF 2
06/11/13 20136-88022-05 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-13 DESKTOP WETLAND ASSESSMENT AND REGULATORY REVIEW
06/11/13 20136-88022-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C-10 INITIAL DESKTOP SENSITIVE HABITAT ASSESSMENT
06/10/13 20136-88015-01 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--LWECS SITE PERMIT APPLICATION TEXT
06/10/13 20136-88015-02 STONERAY POWER PARTNERS, LLC INITIAL FILING--LWECS SITE PERMIT APPLICATION TEXT - PUBLIC VERSION