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Project Docket

Docket No IP-6914/WS-13-843
Project name Odell 200 MW Wind Farm
Applicant Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC
Description Odell Wind Farm, LLC has applied for a Large Wind Energy Conversation System Site Permit for the 200 MW Odell Wind Farm in Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, and Watonwan counties
Size/primary fuel 8.68 M, .pdf
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Cottonwood County; Jackson County; Martin County; Watonwan County
Docket created: October 10, 2013
Contacts: Richard Davis, 651-539-1846, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
11-7-2013
Application accepted
 
12-9-2013
Public meeting
 
03-11-2014
Draft permit issued
 
03-31-2014
Public hearing
 
07-17-2014
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 13-843
Mailing list Contact the Public Advisor at consumer.puc@state.mn.us, 651-296-0406 or 1-800-657-3782 to sign up.
Project Summary

Odell Wind Farm, LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC d/b/a Geronimo Energy, LLC is proposing a 200 megawatt (MW) Large Wind Energy Conversation System (LWECS) in parts of Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, and Watonwan counties.

The Odell Wind Farm will consist of 100 to 133 turbines, depending on the turbine model selected.  Currently, 1.5 MW, 1.6 MW, and 2.0 MW turbine models are under consideration.

Odell Wind Farm will require an associated 115 kV transmission line and a 345/115kV substation.  A separate route plan permit application was filed by Odell Wind Farm, LLC for the transmission facilities (TL-13-591).

 

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
09/26/13 Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application
Site Permit Application
03/11/14 Odell Wind Farm - Public Utilities Commission Order Approving the Draft Site Permit | document details
The Commission has issued an Order approving the Draft Site Permit for the Odell Wind Farm Project. The Draft Site Permit is included in the Order
File Register
DateDocumentDescription
04/17/14 Odell Wind Farm - DOC EERA to OAH Comment Letter on Draft Site Permit | document details
DOC EERA provided a Comment and Recommendation Letter on the Odell Wind Farm Draft Site Permit to the OAH
03/11/14 Odell Wind Farm - Public Utilities Commission Order Approving the Draft Site Permit | document details
The Commission has issued an Order approving the Draft Site Permit for the Odell Wind Farm Project. The Draft Site Permit is included in the Order
03/10/14 Odell Wind Farm - Notice of Availability of a Draft Site Permit and Public Hearing | document details
The State of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has made available for public comment a Draft Site Permit for the Odell Wind Farm Project. A Public Hearing will be held by the Office of Administrative Hearings on March 31, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Windom Community Center in Windom, Minnesota. Written and email comments must be received at the Office of Administrative Hearings by April 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm
02/07/14 Odell Wind Farm - DOC-EERA Comments and Recommendations on the Issuance of a Draft Site Permit | document details
DOC-EERA comments and recommendation on the issuance of a Draft Site Permit for the Odell Wind Farm Project
12/30/13 Odell Wind Farm - December 9, 2013 Public Information and Scoping Meeting Notes, Windom Community Center | document details
Meeting notes including the DOC-EERA and applicant oral presentations given at the Public Information and Scoping Meeting held at the Windom Community Center on December 9, 2013.
12/09/13 Odell Wind Farm - Comments provided at Draft Site Permit Scoping Meeting | document details
Mike Adrian provided written comment on the scope of the Odell Wind Farm Draft Site Permit Scope at the Windom Community Center
11/20/13 Notice of Application Acceptance, Public Meeting and Comment Period - Odell Wind Farm | document details
Please take notice the Public Utility Commission has accepted the LWECS Site Permit Application for the Odell Wind Farm. A Public Meeting for the Odell Wind Farm will be held at the Windom Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive, Windom, Minnesota at 6 p.m. Monday December 9, 2013. The comment period will remain open through December 27, 2013 at 4:30 p.m
11/07/13 Commission Order Finding Odell Wind Farm Application as Complete | document details
Please take Notice of Commission Order Finding the Odell Wind Farm Application for a 200 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System as Complete.
10/29/13 DOC-EERA Letter to the Commission - Response to Applicant's Reply Comments on Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application Completeness | document details
The DOC-EERA provided a response to to the Commission regarding the applicant's Reply Comments on the Completeness of the Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application
10/18/13 Applicant Reply Comments - Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application Completeness | document details
The Applicant provided Reply Comments to the Commission regarding the Completeness of the Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application
10/11/13 DOC-EERA Comments on Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application Completeness | document details
The DOC-EERA provided comments to the Commission regarding the completeness of the Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application
09/26/13 Odell Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application
Site Permit Application
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
12/15/14 201412-105432-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--NOTIFICATION OF ACQUISITION AFFECTING OWNERSHIP
10/17/14 201410-103941-08 BARBARA STUSSY PUBLIC COMMENT--FORBES ELECTRICITY PRICES SOARING IN TOP WIND POWER STATES 10 17 14
09/23/14 20149-103222-06 PUC MINUTES--JUNE 26, 2014 AGENDA MEETING
08/01/14 20148-101952-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--PERMIT COMPLIANCE FILING
07/17/14 20147-101580-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER ISSUING SITE PERMIT AND APPROVING AVIAN AND BAT PROTECTION PLAN
07/17/14 20147-101580-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/25/14 20146-100784-01 PUC COMPLIANCE FILING--FINAL SITE PERMIT INCLUDING ATT. 1-4
06/25/14 20146-100784-02 PUC COMPLIANCE FILING--STAFF EXCEPTIONS TABLE
06/19/14 20146-100614-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--JUNE 26, 2014 AGENDA
06/18/14 20146-100541-03 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC OTHER--DOC-EERA MEMO REGARDING ABPP
06/18/14 20146-100541-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC OTHER--COVER LETTER AFFIDAVIT AND SERVICE LIST
06/18/14 20146-100541-02 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC OTHER--FINAL ABPP
06/13/14 20146-100398-14 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/13/14 20146-100398-07 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JUNE 26, 2014
06/10/14 20146-100316-01 DOC-EERA EXCEPTIONS TO ALJ
06/10/14 20146-100313-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC EXCEPTIONS TO ALJ
05/27/14 20145-99813-01 OAH REPORT--REPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
05/05/14 20145-99187-01 PUC PUBLIC COMMENT
05/05/14 20145-99174-01 PUC MINUTES--MARCH 6, 2014 AGENDA
04/25/14 20144-98745-01 DOC-EERA COMMENTS--EERA COMMENT AND ANALYSIS LETTER TO OAH - PROPOSED REVISION TO FINDINGS OF FACT AND DRAFT SITE PERMIT FOR ODELL WIND FARM, LLC
04/22/14 20144-98578-01 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 31, 2014 WINDON, MN
04/21/14 20144-98530-01 OAH PUBLIC COMMENT--PUBLIC COMMENTS
04/18/14 20144-98502-01 OAH PUBLIC COMMENT--PUBLIC COMMENTS
04/17/14 20144-98453-06 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS--ODELL WILDLIFE ASSESSMENT AND FIELD STUDIES TIER 3 REPORT
04/17/14 20144-98453-05 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS--PROPOSED SUMMARY OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY FINDINGS OF FACT CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND RECOMMENDATION
04/17/14 20144-98450-01 DOC-EERA COMMENTS--DOC-EERA TO OAH - COMMENT AND RECOMMENDATION LETTER ON ODELL WIND FARM DRAFT SITE PERMIT
04/17/14 20144-98453-04 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS--PROPOSED SITE PERMIT
04/17/14 20144-98440-02 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--ODELL WIND SITE PERMIT APPLICATION
04/17/14 20144-98453-03 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS--ODELL AVIAN AND BAT PROTECTION PLAN
04/17/14 20144-98453-02 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS--COVER LETTER AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
04/17/14 20144-98453-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS
04/17/14 20144-98440-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--ODELL WIND DRAFT SITE PERMIT OAH-
04/08/14 20144-98070-01 OAH PUBLIC COMMENT
04/08/14 20144-98123-01 COURT REPORTER EXHIBITS - HEARING--SIGN-IN SHEET FROM 3-31-14 PUBLIC HEARING WINDOM
04/03/14 20144-97951-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
03/11/14 20143-97230-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
03/11/14 20143-97199-01 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--TRANSCRIPT OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE HELD ON 3-7-14 AM TELEPHONIC
03/11/14 20143-97237-01 OAH ORDER--SCHEDULING ORDER
03/11/14 20143-97230-01 PUC ORDER
03/10/14 20143-97170-01 PUC NOTICE--OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT SITE PERMIT AND PUBLIC HEARING
03/10/14 20143-97170-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
03/03/14 20143-96980-01 OAH ORDER--NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE
02/28/14 20142-96890-01 DOC-EERA PUBLIC COMMENT--ODELL WIND - PUBLIC COMMENT ON DRAFT SITE PERMIT SCOPING PROVIDED AT PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING 12-9-13, WINDOM COMMUNITY CENTER
02/28/14 20142-96891-01 DOC-EERA PUBLIC COMMENTS--ODELL WIND - PUBLIC INFORMATION AND DRAFT SITE PERMIT SCOPING MEETING NOTES 12-9-13, WINDOM COMMUNITY CENTER
02/27/14 20142-96832-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--MARCH 6, 2014 AGENDA
02/21/14 20142-96709-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--REVISED
02/21/14 20142-96709-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
02/21/14 20142-96691-07 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
02/21/14 20142-96691-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--MARCH 6, 2014
02/18/14 20142-96579-01 PUC OTHER--SITE PERMIT TEMPLATE
02/10/14 20142-96275-01 DOC-EERA COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ODELL WIND FARM DRAFT SITE PERMIT
01/06/14 20141-95146-01 BOB ROSENQUIST PUBLIC COMMENT--CHICAGO TRIB STRUGGLE OVER GREEN SOURCES 12 24 13
12/27/13 201312-94939-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS
12/27/13 201312-94940-01 MNDOT COMMENTS
12/27/13 201312-94939-02 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS--COVER
12/27/13 201312-94936-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--ODELLWINDSITEPERMITAPPLICATION
12/27/13 201312-94936-02 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--LOWRISKPROTOCOLSUMMARY
12/17/13 201312-94671-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--APPLICATION NOTICE AND AFFIDAVITS OF MAILING
12/09/13 201312-94447-02 PUC NOTICE--COURTESY COPY-NOTICE ON POWER PLANT SITING
12/09/13 201312-94417-06 BOB ROSENQUIST PUBLIC COMMENT--STAR TRIBUNE DEADLY BLADE US OFFERS 30 YEAR PERMITS FOR KILLING EAGLES UNDER PLAN TO BOOST WIND INDUSTRY 12 07 13.PDF
11/25/13 201311-94018-04 BARBARA STUSSY PUBLIC COMMENT--US DEPT OF JUSTICE UTILITY CO SENTENCED IN WY FOR KILLING PROTECTED BIRDS 11 22 13
11/20/13 201311-93907-01 BOB ROSENQUIST PUBLIC COMMENT--FEDERAL JUDGE MICHIGAN RENEWABLE ENERGY MANDATE UNCONSTITUTIONAL 11 16 13
11/20/13 201311-93910-01 PUC NOTICE--OF APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE, PUBLIC MEETING AND COMMENT PERIOD
11/20/13 201311-93910-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/19/13 201311-93832-02 PUC MINUTES--OCTOBER 31, 2013
11/07/13 201311-93448-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER FINDING APPLICATION COMPLETE AND REFERRING MATTER TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
11/07/13 201311-93448-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
10/29/13 201310-93028-01 DOC - EERA RESPONSE TO REPLY COMMENTS
10/25/13 201310-92952-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--OCTOBER 31, 2013 AGENDA
10/18/13 201310-92717-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC REPLY COMMENTS
10/18/13 201310-92690-09 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
10/18/13 201310-92690-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--OCTOBER 31, 2013
10/11/13 201310-92415-01 MN DOC - EERA COMMENTS--ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS
10/03/13 201310-92086-01 PUC NOTICE--ADDITIONAL SERVICE LIST FOR NOTICE OF EXTENDED COMMENT PERIOD MAILING OF 10-2-2013
10/02/13 201310-92061-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
10/02/13 201310-92061-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS
10/01/13 201310-92002-01 DOC - EERA EXTENSIONVARIANCE REQUEST--TO COMMENT ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS
09/27/13 20139-91815-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS
09/27/13 20139-91815-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
09/26/13 20139-91746-02 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPLICATION
09/26/13 20139-91746-05 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPLICATION APPENDIX D PART 1 OF 2
09/26/13 20139-91746-08 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPLICATION FIGURES PART 1 OF 2
09/26/13 20139-91746-03 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPLICATION APPENDIX A
09/26/13 20139-91746-04 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPLICATION APPENDICES B AND C
09/26/13 20139-91746-09 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPLICATION FIGURES PART 2 OF 2
09/26/13 20139-91746-01 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--COVER LETTER AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
09/26/13 20139-91746-07 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPENDICIES E F AND G
09/26/13 20139-91746-06 GERONIMO ENERGY, LLC INITIAL FILING--ODELL SITE PERMIT APPLICATION APPENDIX D PART 2 OF 2