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Project Docket

Docket No 02-44-GEN-Local Review
Project name Local Review of High Voltage Transmission Lines
Description A utility seeking a route permit for a transmission line that meets certain qualifications may elect to seek approval from a local unit of government. If local review is elected, a permit from the PUC is not required. This docket contains local review projects
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission
Location Minnesota
Docket created: May 27, 2003
Contacts: Ray Kirsch, 651-539-1841, Environmental Review Manager.
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Project Summary

Local review requirements are contained in Minnesota Rules 7850.5300.  

A fact sheet on implementing these requirements is available here, Local Review.

High voltage transmission line projects that qualify for local review (per Minn. Stat. 216E.05):

  1. A high voltage transmission line of between 100 and 200 kilovolts;
  2. A substation with a voltage designed for and capable of operation at a nominal voltage of 100 kilovolts or more;
  3. A high voltage transmission line service extension to a single customer between 200 and 300 kilovolts and less than ten miles in length; and
  4. A high voltage transmission line rerouting to serve the demand of a single customer when at least 80 percent of the rerouted line will be located on property owned or controlled by the customer or the owner of the transmission line.

File Register
DateDocumentDescription
11/01/13 Pleasant Valley Wind Project 161 kV Transmission Line and Substation (13-960)
Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC has elected to seek local review for 161 kV transmission and substation facilities to connect the proposed Pleasant Valley Wind Project to the electrical transmission grid in Mower County
09/17/13 Great River Energy Worthington 115 kV Transmission Line Upgrade (13-786)
Great River Energy has elected to seek local review to upgrade an existing 69 kV line in Nobles County and the city of Worthington
05/23/13 Minnesota Power Silver Bay 115 kV Transmission Line and Switching Station (13-400)
Minnesota Power has elected to seek local review to construct a new 115 kV transmission line and switching station in the city of Silver Bay
04/09/13 Otter Tail Power Company Bemidji 115 kV Transmission Line Upgrade (12-888)
Otter Tail Power Company has elected to seek local review to upgrade existing 69 kV infrastructure in the city of Bemidji
07/26/12 Minnesota Power Gilbert 115 kV Transmission Line Project (12-800)
Minnesota Power has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kV transmission line in St. Louis County and the city of Gilbert
03/22/12 Tamarac 115 kV Transmission Line Project (12-206)
Tamarac Line, LLC has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kv) transmission line in Clay County and Otter Tail County.
01/26/12 GRE Northpoint Substation and 115 kV Transmission Line Project (12-80)
Great River Energy (GRE) has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and associated substation in the city of North Mankato
01/24/12 Xcel Energy Chaska 115 kV Transmission Tap Line (12-73)
Xcel Energy has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in the city of Chaska.
11/02/11 GRE Shoal Lake 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation Project (11-1061)
Great River Energy (GRE) has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and associated substation in Itasca County
08/19/11 Moorhead Public Service 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation Project (11-689)
Moorhead Public Service (MPS) has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and associated substation in Clay County
04/20/11 Worthington Public Utilities 115 kV Transmission Line Project (11-308)
Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and the rebuilding of an existing 69 kV line in Nobles County
03/11/11 Glencoe Light and Power 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation (11-162)
The Glencoe Light and Power Commission (GLPC) has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and substation in McLeod County
12/16/10 SMMPA and RFPU Redwood County 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation (10-1272)
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) and Redwood Falls Public Utilities (RFPU) have elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and substation in Redwood County
09/08/10 Xcel Energy Orono Substation Expansion (10-957)
Xcel Energy has elected to seek local review to expand the existing Orono substation and connect it to the electrical transmission grid with a new 115 kV transmission line in the City of Orono in Hennepin County
06/15/10 Xcel Energy Courtland Township 115 kV Transmission Line Rebuild (10-641)
Xcel Energy has elected to seek local review to rebuild a section of 115 kV transmission line in Courtland Township, Nicollet County
04/21/10 Pleasant Valley Wind Project -- Transmission and Substation Facilities (09-1198)
Pleasant Valley Wind, LLC has elected to seek local review for transmission and substation facilities to connect the proposed Pleasant Valley Wind Project to the electrical transmission grid in Mower County
04/21/10 SMMPA 161 kV Westside Substation System Connection (10-350)
The Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has elected to seek local review for a 161 kV transmission line in Olmsted County
04/12/10 GRE Pokegama 115 kV Substation and Transmission Line (10-268)
Great River Energy (GRE) has elected to seek local review for a new 115 kilovolt (kV) substation and transmission line in Itasca County
11/04/09 Minnesota Power Nashwauk 115 kV Transmission Line Rerouting (09-997)
Minnesota Power has elected to seek local review to reroute and reconstruct a section of 115 kV transmission line in the City of Nashwauk in Itasca County.
06/15/09 Yankee Doodle - Pilot Knob 115 kV System Upgrade
Great River Energy, Dakota Electric Association, and Xcel Energy have elected to seek local review to upgrade existing transmission lines and substations to operate at 115 kV within the City of Eagan in Dakota County.
04/17/09 GRE Sartell 115 kV Transmission and Substation Upgrade
Great River Energy (GRE) has elected to seek local review for new and upgraded transmission lines and substations to operate at 115 kV near the City of Sartell in Stearns County.
03/23/09 Bent Tree Wind Project 161 kV Radial Transmission Line and Substation
Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) has elected to seek local review for a 161 kV transmission line and associated substation to connect the Bent Tree Wind Project to the electrical transmission grid in Freeborn County.
07/25/08 GRE Chandler 115 kV Transmission Line Upgrade | document details
Great River Energy (GRE) has elected to seek local review to upgrade an existing transmission line near the town of Chandler in Murray County to operate at 115 kV
04/24/08 GRE Richmond to Farming 115 kV Transmission Line Upgrade | document details
Great River Energy (GRE) has elected to seek local review to upgrade an existing transmission line in Stearns County to operate at 115 kV
04/17/08 Minnesota Power 138 kV Transmission Line and Substation | document details
Minnesota Power has elected to seek local approval from the City of Hoyt Lakes for a 138kV transmission line and substation
01/04/07 Marshall Municipal Utilities 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation | document details
Marshall Municipal Utilities has elected to seek local approval for the construction of a new, 1.7-mile, 115 kV transmission line and a new substation in Marshall, MN (Lyon County)
11/01/06 High Prairie II 161 kV Transmission Line and Substation | document details
High Prairie Wind Farm II, LLC has elected to seek local approval for the construction of a new, three-mile, 161 kV transmission line and 161 kV substation in Mower County, Minnesota. (Link to left accesses relevant documents for local review process)
03/31/06 Adams 161 kV Substation and Transmission Line Project | document details
High Prairie Wind Farm I, LLC, High Prairie Wind Farm II, LLC and FPL Energy Mower County have elected to seek local approval for the construction of a new, seven-mile, 161 kV transmission line and 161 kV substation in Mower County, Minnesota. (Link to left accesses relevant documents for local review process)
09/14/05 Chanhassen Substation and 115 kV Transmission Line Project | document details
GRE and Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative have elected to seek local approval for the construction of a new 115 kV substation and transmission line tap in Chanhassen in Carver County
08/03/05 Swan Lake 115 kV Substation and Transmission Line Tap [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment prepared by Meeker County required for 115 kV Substation permit
07/27/05 Hancock 115 kV Substation Project [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment prepared by Stevens County required for 115 kV Substation permit
07/25/05 Swan Lake 115 kV Substation and Transmission Line Tap [DOC Response] | document details
Letter from DOC staff confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledging that Meeker County is responsible for environmental review
06/29/05 Swan Lake 115 kV Substation and Transmission Line Tap [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE and Meeker Cooperative that they are seeking local review from Meeker County for a 115 kV Substation and Transmission line tap
06/07/05 Hancock 115 kV Substation Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from EQB staff confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Stevens County is responsible for environmental review
06/07/05 Yankee Doodle 115 kV Substation and Transmission Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from EQB staff confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that the city of Eagan is responsible for environmental review
06/03/05 Yankee Doodle 115 kV Substation and Transmission Project [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE and Dakota Electric Association that they are seeking local review from Eagan City for a 115 kV Substation and Transmission project in Dakota County
05/31/05 Hancock 115 kV Substation Project [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE and Agralite Electric Coop that they are seeking local review from Stevens County for a 115 kV Substation near Hancock
02/17/05 GRE-WHCEA Lake Constance 115 kV Substation: Environmental Assessment | document details
Environmental Assessment
02/04/05 GRE-WHCEA Lake Constance 115 kV Substation: EQB letter | document details
Letter from EQB staff confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Wright County is responsible for environmental review
01/31/05 GRE: Rockville 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation Upgrade | document details
Letter from EQB staff confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Stearns County is responsible for environmental review
01/31/05 GRE/WHCEA Lake Constance 115 kV Substation: Notification letter to the EQB concerning local approval | document details
In accordance with the Power Plant Siting Act, this letter serves as the required notice to...
01/19/05 GRE Rockville Upgrade: Notification letter to the EQB concerning local approval | document details
In accordance with the Power Plant Siting Act, this letter serves as the required notice to...
01/19/05 Environmental Assessment (text): GRE Rockville 115kV upgrade | document details
GRE and Streans Electric Assoication are proposing a joint 115kV project near Rockville in Streans County, Minnesota
01/19/05 Environmental Assessment (appendices): GRE Rockville 115kV upgrade | document details
GRE and SEA are proposing a joint 115kV project near Rockville in Strean County, Minnesota
12/01/04 Akeley Township 115/34.5 kV Substation Project [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment by Akeley Township for Minnesota Power 115/34.5 kV substation Permit Application
10/18/04 Akeley Township 115/34.5 kV Substation Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from David Birkholz confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Akeley Township is responsible for environmental review
10/11/04 Akeley Township 115/34.5 kV Substation Project [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by Minnesota Power that they are seeking local review from Akeley Township for a 115/34.5 kV substation
05/12/04 Albertville (Otsego) 115/12.5 kV Substation Project [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment prepared by Albertville required for 115 kV Tranmission Line permit
04/01/04 Henrietta Twn. (Hubbard Cty.) 115/34.5 kV Substation & 115 kV Line [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment prepared by Henrietta Township required for 115 kV Tranmission Line permit
02/23/04 Henrietta Twn. (Hubbard Cty.) 115/34.5 kV Substation & 115 kV Line [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from David Birkholz confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Henrietta Township is responsible for environmental review
01/23/04 Henrietta Twn. (Hubbard Cty.) 115/34.5 kV Substation & 115 kV Line [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE & Itasca-Mantrap Coop. that they are seeking local review from Henrietta Township for a 115/34.5 kV substation and 115 kV transmission line
12/16/03 Albertville (Otsego) 115/12.5 kV Substation Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from David Birkholz confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that the city of Albertville is responsible for environmental review
12/15/03 Glencoe-McLeod County Transmission Line Project [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment prepared by McLeod County required for 115 kV Tranmission Line permit
12/10/03 Albertville (Otsego) 115/12.5 kV Substation Project [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE & W-H Coop that they are seeking local review from Albertville City for a 115/12.5 kV substation and HVTL
10/08/03 Glencoe-McLeod County Transmission Line Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from David Birkholz confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that McLeod County is responsible for environmental review
10/02/03 Glencoe-McLeod County Transmission Line Project [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by Glencoe Light and Power that they are seeking local review from McLeod County for a 115 kV Transmission Line
09/24/03 Grand Rapids Substation Project [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment prepared for the City of La Prairie required for 115 kV substation permit
09/08/03 Otsego 115/12.5 kV Substation Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from David Birkholz confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that the city of Otsego is responsible for environmental review
08/26/03 Otsego 115/12.5 kV Substation Project [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE & W-H Coop that they are seeking local review from Otsego City for a 115/12.5 kV substation and HVTL
06/25/03 Minnesota Power Eagle Valley Substation Project [Environmental Assessment] | document details
Environmental Assessment prepared by Todd County required for 115 kV substation permit
06/16/03 Grand Rapids Substation Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from David Birkholz confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that the city of La Prairie is responsible for environmental review
06/05/03 Grand Rapids Substation Project [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by Grand Rapids PUC that they are seeking local review from La Prairie City for a 115 kV to 23 kV substation
04/17/03 Minnesota Power Eagle Valley Substation Project [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from David Birkholz confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Todd County is responsible for environemental review
04/17/03 Brewster 161 kV Transmission Line and Substation [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from John Hynes confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Jackson County is responsible for environmental review
04/09/03 Brewster 161 kV Transmission Line and Substation [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by Great River Energy and Nobles Cooperative Electric that they are seeking local review from Jackson County
04/07/03 Minnesota Power Eagle Valley Substation Project [Utility Notice} | document details
Notice by Minnesota Power that they are seeking local review from Todd County for a 115 kV transmission line and substation
03/11/03 Langola 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from John Hynes confirming that the project qualifies for local review and acknowledges that Benton County is responsible for environemental review
03/08/03 Langola 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation [Utility Noticed] | document details
Notice that GRE, East Central Energy & Minnesota Power are seeking local review
02/25/03 GRE & Steele-Waseca Coop 161 kV Transmission Line and Substation [EQB Response] | document details
Letter From John P. Hynes confirming project qualification for local review and acknowledging that the City of Claremont is responsible for environmental review
02/20/03 GRE & Steele-Waseca Coop 161 kV Transmission Line and Substation [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE and Steele-Waseca Cooperative that they are applying to the City of Claremont for local review
12/20/02 GRE Central Lakes Area 115 kV Transmission Line [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from John Hynes to Great River Energy confirming project qualification for local review and acknowledges that the City of Baxter is responsible for environemental review
12/13/02 GRE Central Lakes Area 115 kV Transmission Line [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by Great River Energy that they are applying for local review for a project in the Brainerd/Baxter area
07/19/02 Hutchinson Utiltiies Commission 115 kV Substation [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from Alan Mitchell confirming project qualification for local review
07/09/02 GRE 115 kV Transmission Line for Fibrominn Power Plant [Clontarf Township] | document details
Letter from Clontarf Township supporting the designation of Swift County as responsible for environmental review
06/26/02 GRE 115 kV Transmission Line for Fibrominn Power Plant [EQB Response 2] | document details
Letter from John P. Hynes to Swift County acknowledging that Swift County is responsible for environmental review
06/21/02 Hutchinson Utiltiies Commission 115 kV Substation [Utility Notice] | document details
Notification that HUC is seeking local review by the City of Hutchinson for a new 115 kV substation
06/14/02 GRE 115 kV Transmission Line for Fibrominn Power Plant [City of Benson] | document details
Letter from City of Benson supporting the designation of Swift County as lead for environmental review
06/06/02 GRE 115 kV Transmission Line for Fibrominn Power Plant [Swift county] | document details
Letter from Swift County agreeing to be responsible for environmental review
06/04/02 GRE 115 kV Transmission Line for Fibrominn Power Plant [Six Mile Grove Township] | document details
Letter from Six Mile Grove Township supporting the designation of Swift County as responsible for environmental review
05/23/02 GRE & Agralite Electric Coop. 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation in Swift Co [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from Alan Mitchell to Great River Energy et al confirming project qualification for local review
05/06/02 GRE & Agralite Electric Coop. 115 kV Transmission Line and Substation in Swift Co. [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by GRE and Agralite that they are applying for local review
12/12/01 GRE 115 kV Transmission Line for Fibrominn Power Plant [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from Alan Mitchell to Dale Aukee of Great River Energy confirming project qualification for local review
11/30/01 GRE 115 kV Transmission Line for Fibrominn Power Plant [Utility Notice] | document details
Notice by Great River Energy that they are applying for local review
10/26/01 Xcel Energy East Bloomington [City of Bloomington] | document details
Letter from Mark Berhardson, City Manager, City of Bloomington confirming jurisdiction over project
10/23/01 Xcel Energy East Bloomington [EQB Response] | document details
Letter from Alan Mitchell to Pamela Rasmussen of Xcel Energy confirming project qualification for local review
10/18/01 Xcel Energy East Bloomington [Utiltiy Notice] | document details
Notification by Xcel Energy that they intend to seek approval from the City of Bloomington to construct the westerly overhead/underground portions of the proposed double circuit 115 kV transmissiion line connecting Xcel's East Bloomington Substation to the existing transmission system
No eDocket records could be located.