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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.

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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
 
05-19-2014
Certificate of Need issued
 
05-19-2014
Permit issued
 
07-21-2016
Permit Amended
 
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)
05/19/14 Order Finding Environmental Report Adequate and Granting Certificate of Need | document details
The Commission has issued an Order for a Certificate of Need to Stoneray Power Partners, LLC for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray counties (13-193)
05/19/14 Order Issuing a Site Permit | document details
The Commission has issued an Order for an LWECS Site Permit to Stoneray Power Partners, LLC for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray counties
05/20/14 Site Permit (5.68 M) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order for an LWECS Site Permit to Stoneray Power Partners, LLC for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray counties
07/21/16 Order Modifying Certificate of Need In-Service Date and Amending Site Permit for Stoneray 105 MW LWECS | document details
The Commission has extended the in-service date of the Project by two years and made minor amendments to the permit conditions and local notice requirements
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
07/21/16 Order Modifying Certificate of Need In-Service Date and Amending Site Permit for Stoneray 105 MW LWECS | document details
The Commission has extended the in-service date of the Project by two years and made minor amendments to the permit conditions and local notice requirements
05/20/14 Site Permit (5.68 M) | document details
The Commission has issued an Order for an LWECS Site Permit to Stoneray Power Partners, LLC for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray counties
05/19/14 Order Issuing a Site Permit | document details
The Commission has issued an Order for an LWECS Site Permit to Stoneray Power Partners, LLC for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray counties
05/19/14 Order Finding Environmental Report Adequate and Granting Certificate of Need | document details
The Commission has issued an Order for a Certificate of Need to Stoneray Power Partners, LLC for the 105 MW Stoneray Wind Farm in Pipestone and Murray counties (13-193)
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)

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