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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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Project Docket

Docket No 13-591
Project name Odell Wind HVTL - 115 kV Transmission Line and Woad Hill Substation
Applicant Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC; Odell Wind Farm, LLC
Description Odell Wind Farm, LLC is proposing to construct 9.5 miles of 115 kV transmission line to transmit energy generated at the planned 200 MW Odell Wind Farm to the Woad Hill Substation
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission
Location Minnesota; Cottonwood County -- Mountain Lake Township; Jackson County -- Kimball Township; Martin County -- Cedar Township
Docket created: December 12, 2013
Contacts: Richard Davis, 651-539-1846, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
01-23-2014
Application accepted
 
02-10-2014
Public meeting
 
04-14-2014
Scoping decision
 
07-1-2014
Environmental document available
 
07-9-2014
Public hearing
 
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 13-591
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

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
07/01/14 Odell Wind HVTL - Environmental Assessment | document details
DOC-EERA has issued an Environmental Assessment (EA) on a 9.5 mile single circuit 115kV high voltage transmission line proposed by Odell Wind Farm, LLC in Cottonwood, Jackson and Martin counties
04/14/14 Odell HVTL Project - Environmental Assessment Scoping Decision | document details
The Department of Commerce has issued the EA Scoping Decision for the Odell HVTL Project
07/01/14 Odell Wind HVTL - Notice of Environmental Assessment Availability | document details
Please take notice that DOC-EERA has completed and made available an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Odell Wind 115 kV HVTL project.
File Register
DateDocumentDescription
07/01/14 Odell Wind HVTL - Notice of Environmental Assessment Availability | document details
Please take notice that DOC-EERA has completed and made available an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Odell Wind 115 kV HVTL project.
07/01/14 Odell Wind HVTL - Environmental Assessment | document details
DOC-EERA has issued an Environmental Assessment (EA) on a 9.5 mile single circuit 115kV high voltage transmission line proposed by Odell Wind Farm, LLC in Cottonwood, Jackson and Martin counties
06/20/14 Odell Wind HVTL - Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period | document details
Please take notice that the Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Administrative Hearings will be conducting a Public Hearing for the proposed Odell Wind 115 kV HVTL project at the Windom Community Center in Windom, MN on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. The notice also makes available a public comment period, which will remain open until Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
04/14/14 Odell HVTL Project - Environmental Assessment Scoping Decision | document details
The Department of Commerce has issued the EA Scoping Decision for the Odell HVTL Project
03/10/14 Odell Wind HVTL - DOC-EERA Comments and Recommendations on Route Alternatives | document details
DOC-EERA comments and recommendations to the Commission on Odell Wind HVTL Route Alternatives
02/27/14 Odell Wind HVTL - Public Information and EA Scoping Meeting Notes, Windom Community Center | document details
Meeting notes including the PUC staff, DOC-EERA and applicant oral presentations given, and public comments received at the Public Information and EA Scoping Meeting held at the Windom Community Center on February 10, 2014.
01/23/14 Odell Wind Farm 115 kV HVTL - Notice of Public Information and Environmental Assessment Scoping Meeting | document details
A Public Meeting for the Odell Wind 115 kV HVTL Project will be held at the Windom Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive, Windom, Minnesota at 6 p.m. Monday February 10, 2014. Comments on alternatives and issues to be evaluated in the environmental assessment prepared for this project will be accepted through February 24, 2014 at 4:30 p.m
01/02/14 DOC-EERA Application Completeness Review and Comment - Odell WInd HVTL Route Permit Application | document details
DOC-EERA review and comment letter regarding the completeness of the Odell Wind HVTL Route Permit Application to construct a 9.5 mile 115 kV transmission line and the Woad Hill Substation
12/12/13 Odell Wind High Voltage Transmission Line - Application for a Route Permit
Odell Wind Farm, LLC is requesting a route permit to construct 9.5 miles of 115 kV transmission line from the planned Odell Wind Farm project substation to the proposed Woad Hill Substation
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
08/25/14 20148-102509-01 OAH REPORT
08/15/14 20148-102280-05 PUC MINUTES--MARCH 10, 2014 AGENDA MEETING
08/13/14 20148-102240-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMMENTS--REVISED PROPOSED SUMMARY OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
08/13/14 20148-102239-01 DOC EERA COMMENTS--AND ANALYSIS
08/12/14 20148-102190-01 COURT REPORTER OTHER--REVISED MASTER EXHIBIT LIST - ADDING EXHIBIT 17
08/05/14 20148-102035-01 COURT REPORTER OTHER--HEARING REGISTER FOR PUBLIC HEARING
08/05/14 20148-102035-02 COURT REPORTER OTHER--MASTER EXHIBIT LIST FOR PUBLIC HEARING
08/04/14 20148-101990-01 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--TRANSCRIPT OF PUBLIC HEARING - JULY 9, 2014 - WINDOM
07/23/14 20147-101678-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
07/23/14 20147-101686-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--ODELL WIND GARM LLC'S PROPOSAL 115KV TRANSMISSION LINE AND ASSOCAITED FACILITIES
07/23/14 20147-101681-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC OTHER--PROPOSED SUMMARY OF TESTIMONY FINDINGS OF FACT CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND RECOMMENDATION
07/14/14 20147-101463-01 PUC OTHER--LGU CERTIFIED MAIL CONFIRMATIONS JULY 14, 2014
07/08/14 20147-101288-01 DOC-EERA OTHER--ODELL WIND HVTL PROJECT - EQB MONITOR JULY 7, 2014, NOTICE OF EA
07/08/14 20147-101292-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC TESTIMONY--DIRECT TESTIMONY OF JORDAN BURMEISTER WITH REVISED EXHIBIT LIST
07/01/14 20147-101131-01 DOC EERA NOTICE--OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
07/01/14 20146-101031-01 DOC-EERA OTHER--ODELL WIND HVTL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
06/20/14 20146-100636-01 PUC NOTICE--OF PUBLIC HEARING
06/20/14 20146-100636-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/06/14 20146-100231-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC OTHER--ODELL CHANGE TO ROUTE IN ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION
05/27/14 20145-99831-01 OAH ORDER
05/13/14 20145-99465-01 OAH ORDER--AMENDED FIRST PREHEARING ORDER
05/13/14 20145-99453-01 OAH ORDER--FIRST PREHEARING
04/17/14 20144-98456-01 DOC-EERA OTHER--ODELL WIND HVTL PROJECT - DOC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SCOPING DECISION
04/02/14 20144-97903-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--APRIL 10, 2014 AGENDA
03/28/14 20143-97714-04 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--APRIL 10, 2014 AGENDA
03/28/14 20143-97714-09 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
03/10/14 20143-97184-01 DOC-EERA COMMENTS--DOC-EERA COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ALTERNATIVE ROUTES FOR ODELL WIND HVTL
02/28/14 20142-96964-02 PUC MINUTES--JANUARY 23, 2014
02/28/14 20142-96887-01 MN DOC-EERA PUBLIC COMMENTS--NOTES FROM ODELL WIND HVTL PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EA SCOPING MEETING 2-10-14, WINDOM COMMUNITY CENTER
02/24/14 20142-96736-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS
02/06/14 20142-96219-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC OTHER--ODELL SCOPING MEETING PRESENTATION
02/05/14 20142-96189-01 PUC OTHER--PUBLIC INFORMATION & SCOPING MEETING
02/04/14 20142-96156-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
02/04/14 20142-96156-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER FINDING APPLICATION COMPLETE AND REFERRING MATTER TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
01/27/14 20141-95836-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING--SUPPLEMENT-NEWSPAPER NOTICE & TEAR SHEET & AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION
01/23/14 20141-95727-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
01/23/14 20141-95705-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--JANUARY 23, 2014 AGENDA
01/23/14 20141-95738-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC COMPLIANCE FILING
01/23/14 20141-95727-01 PUC NOTICE--OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SCOPING MEETING
01/10/14 20141-95306-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JANUARY 23, 2014
01/10/14 20141-95306-04 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
01/08/14 20141-95254-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC REPLY COMMENTS
01/02/14 20141-95067-01 DOC - EERA COMMENTS--DOC-EERA 1-2-13 ODELL WIND FARM HVTL APPLICATION COMPLETENESS COMMENTS
12/18/13 201312-94719-01 CHRISTINA K. BRUSVEN REQUEST TO UPDATE SERVICE LIST--ADD BRUSVEN
12/17/13 201312-94687-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/17/13 201312-94687-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON APPLICATION COMPLETENESS
12/12/13 201312-94551-01 ODELL WIND FARM LLC INITIAL FILING--COVER
12/12/13 201312-94551-03 ODELL WIND FARM LLC INITIAL FILING--MAPS
12/12/13 201312-94551-02 ODELL WIND FARM LLC INITIAL FILING--APPLICATION
12/12/13 201312-94551-04 ODELL WIND FARM LLC INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX A
07/08/13 20137-88942-01 ODELL WIND FARM, LLC INITIAL FILING--NOTICE OF ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION UNDER ALTERNATIVE REVIEW