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Project Docket

Docket No 04-78-GEN-Minor Alterations
Project name Minor Alterations
Description Minor Alterations to Transmission Lines or Large Electric Power Generating Plants
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission; Power plants
Location Minnesota
Docket created: February 09, 2004
Contacts: Ray Kirsch, 651-539-1841, Environmental Review Manager.
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Project Summary

Procedures for the review of minor alterations are contained in Minnesota Rules 7850.4800.

A minor alteration is a change in a high voltage transmision line or large electric power generating plant that does not result in significant changes in the human or environmental impact of the facility.  A person seeking authorization to make a minor alteration shall apply to the Commission.

 

File Register
DateDocumentDescription
02/25/14 Xcel Energy's Blue Lake-Wilmarth-Lakefield 345 kV Tap to Scott County Substation | document details
The minor alteration consists of the construction of an approximately 0.55-mile 345 kilovolt (kV) in-and-out tap line connecting the existing Blue Lake-Wilmarth-Lakefield 345 kV Transmission Line #0982 to the expansion of the Scott County Substation
08/23/12 Heron Lake to Lakefield Junction 161 kV Transmission Line Rebuild (12-898)
ITC Midwest, LLC is requesting approval of a minor alteration to rebuild the Heron Lake to Lakefield Junction 161 kV tranmission line in Jackson County
09/28/11 Freeborn to Hayward 161 kV Transmission Line Rebuild (11-954)
ITC Midwest, LLC is requesting approval of a minor alteration to rebuild the Freebon to Hayward 161 kV tranmission line in Freeborn County
08/29/11 Norway Lake Reroute (11-857)
The Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WWMPA) is requesting approval of a minor alteration to reroute and rebuild a section of a 230 kV transmission line around Norway Lake in Otter Tail County. The reroute will remove the existing line from the lake
06/13/11 Faribault Switching Station (11-566)
ITC Midwest, LLC is requesting approval of a minor alteration to construct a new transmission switching station in Faribault County. The station will accomodate the interconnection of the Big Blue Wind Farm with ITC's existing Winnebago Junction - Buffalo Center 161 kV transmission line
10/15/10 Elk Substation Expansion (10-1086)
ITC Midwest, LLC is requesting approval of a minor alteration to expand the Elk Substation in Nobles County
06/10/10 Lakefield Junction Substation Expansion (10-618)
ITC Midwest, LLC is requesting approval of a minor alteration to expand the Lakefield Junction Substation in Jackson County
03/10/10 Hayward to Worth 161 kV Transmission Line Rebuild (10-224)
ITC Midwest, LLC is seeking approval of a minor alteration to a 161 kV transmission line in Freeborn County.
12/01/06 PUC order approving the Minor Alteration | document details
PUC order approving the Minor Alteration
11/20/06 DOC EFP Staff Comments and Recommendations | document details
DOC EFP Staff Comments and Recommendations
10/23/06 Public Notice: Minor Alteration Request, Faribault Energy Park | document details
On October 2, 2006, Avant Energy Services submitted an application on behalf of MMPA to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for a Minor Alteration to add a nominal 25 MW duct burner to the combined cycle portion of the Faribault Energy Park facility (FEP) currently under construction
10/02/06 Request from Minnesota Municipal Power Agency for a Minor Alteration associated with the Faribault Energy Center | document details
Request for a Minor Alteration for the FEP
07/24/06 Letter from Minnesota Municipal Power Agency concerning modification to the approved Faribault Energy Park facility | document details
Letter from MMPA concerning the addition of duct burners to the combined cycle portion of the FEP facility
10/10/05 Signed Minor Alteration letter -- Sherburn County 115 double circuit and substation upgrade | document details
Signed Minor Alteration letter -- Sherburn County 115 double circuit and substation upgrade
10/05/05 Sherco Sherburne County substation Minor Alteration and 115 kV upgrade | document details
Sherco Sherburne County substation Minor Alteration and 115 kV upgrade
10/05/05 Briefing Packet on Sherco substation and 115 kV minor alteration | document details
Briefing Packet on Sherco substation and 115 kV minor alteration
09/19/05 Notice of Application by Great River Energy for Approval of a Minor Alteration to Relocated and Rebuild the Nokay Substation in Crow Wing County | document details
Great River Energy Request for Minor Alteration for Nokay Substation and 115 KV Transmission Line in Crow Wing County
07/18/05 PUC Approval of Xcel Energy Request for Minor Alteration to a Transmission Line and Substation in Blue Earth County | document details
Xcel Energy has been given approval by the PUC to convert a 69 kV HVTL to 115 kV and expand the Eastwood Substation in Blue Earth County.
06/15/05 Notice of Application by Xcel Energy for Approval of a Minor Alteration to a Transmission Line and Substation in Blue Earth County | document details
Xcel Energy has applied to the EQB for approval to convert a 69 kV HVTL to 115 kV and expand the Eastwood Substation in Blue Earth County. The public has until July 1, 2005, to submit comments on this project.
04/26/04 Letter from the Chair Approving a Minor Alteration to a Substation in Stearns County | document details
The Chair has approved GRE's application for approval to modify the Westwood Substation in St. Joseph Township in Stearns County
04/09/04 Notice of Application by GRE for Approval of a Minor Alteration to a Substation in Stearns County | document details
Notice GRE has submitted an application for a minor alteration for the Westwood substation in St. Joseph Township
02/09/04 Letter from the Chair Approving a Minor Alteration to a Transmission Line in Kandiyohi County | document details
The Chair has approved Xcel Energy's application to reroute a short portion of a 115 kilovolt transmission line near the Willmar substation in Kandiyohi County
01/20/04 Notice of Application by Xcel Energy for Approval of a Minor Alteration to a Transmission Line in Kandiyohi County | document details
Xcel Energy has applied to the Environmental Quality Board for approval to reroute a short portion of a 115 kilovolt transmission line near the Willmar substation in Kandiyohi County. The public has until February 6, 2004, to submit comments on this project.
09/18/03 Xcel Sherco Minor Alteration | document details
Xcel's Request to Relocate Portions of the 115 kV Transmission Line at the Sherco Power Plant near Becker, Minnesota
No eDocket records could be located.