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Hampton to Rochester to La Crosse 345kV and 161kV Transmission Line


Project Docket

Docket No E002/TL-09-1448
Project Name Hampton to Rochester to La Crosse 345kV and 161kV Transmission Line
Applicant Xcel Energy
Description Xcel Energy Application to construct a new 345 kV and a new 161kV transmission line from the Hampton Substation, through Rochester, to a proposed substation in La Crosse, Wis
Location Dakota County, Goodhue County, Olmsted County, Wabasha County
Contact David Birkholz
david.birkholz@state.mn.us
Status
  • 2010-03-09: Application accepted
  • 2010-05-04: Public meeting
  • 2010-08-06: Scoping decision
  • 2011-03-21: Draft EIS available
  • 2011-06-14: Public hearing
  • 2011-08-31: Final EIS available
  • 2012-05-30: Permit issued
  • 2016-09-12: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 09-1448

Project Summary

 Project Segment

 Construction Planned

 Completed/Energized
 North Rochester to Northern Hills 161 kV  Jan. 2013 - May 2013  May 2014
 North Rochester to Mississippi River 345 kV  June 2013 - July 2014  September 2015
 North Rochester to Chester 161 kV  Nov. 2014 - May 2015  January 2016
 Hampton to North Rochester  Dec. 2014 - Oct. 2015  September 2016

 

 Xcel Energy has submitted a Route Permit application to construct and operate a new 345 kV and a new 161kV transmission line between the existing Hampton Substation and a new substation near La Crosse, Wis.

Within Minnesota, the proposed 345kV transmission line would be 80 to 90 miles in length. The proposed 161kV transmission line would be approximately 15 miles in length. The proposal also includes construction of a new North Rochester Substation between Pine Island and Zumbrota, Minn., and improvements to the Hampton and Northern Hills Substations. The proposed project would be located in Dakota, Goodhue, Olmsted and Wabasha counties.

(On May 22, 2009, the Commission issued an Order granting a Certificate of Need (CN) for the CapX 2020 projects. The CN record can be reviewed by entering year "06" and number "1115" at https://www.edockets.state.mn.us/EFiling/search.jsp . OES environmental analysis for the CN record can be viewed at http://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/Docket.html?Id=19120.)

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
11/17/2015 Test 2 Test 2
11/17/2015 Test This is a system test
05/30/2012 Commission Order Granting a Route Permit for the CapX Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse Transmission Line The Public Utilities Commission has issued a route permit for the CapX Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse transmission line project in Dakota, Goodhue, Olmsted and Wabasha counties. Findings of Fact, the Permit, and Route Maps are included in the Order issued May 30, 2012
08/31/2011 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the CapX Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 KV and 161 kV Transmission Lines Project The final environmental impact statement (final EIS) provides an overview of the proposed project and its alternatives, the regulatory framework, and an analysis of the potential impacts and mitigative measures which may minimize the impacts of the project. The final EIS responds to public comments received on the draft EIS
01/20/2010 Route Permit Application Route Permit Application for the proposed 345kV and 161kV transmission lines from Hampton, Minn. to La Crosse, WI

Project Documents