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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 Utilies Commission at docketing.puc@state.mn.us or 651-201-2204 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
Energy Facilities eDockets
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

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