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SWTC Chaska Area 69 kV to 115 kV Transmission Line Upgrade

Project Docket

Docket No 12-401
Project Name SWTC Chaska Area 69 kV to 115 kV Transmission Line Upgrade
Applicant Great River Energy; Northern States Power dba Xcel Energy
Description Xcel Energy proposes to upgrade the Chaska Area 69 kV transmission line to 115 kV capacity in in eastern Carver County and northern Scott County near and within the City of Chaska, and through Laketown, Dahlgren, and Jackson townships
Location Carver County, Scott County
Contact Bill Storm
  • 2012-09-12: Application accepted
  • 2012-09-26: Public meeting
  • 2012-11-19: Scoping decision
  • 2013-03-25: Environmental document available
  • 2013-05-02: Public hearing
  • 2013-10-15: Permit issued
  • 2015-09-09: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 12-401

Project Summary

The proposed Project covers a total of approximately 12.75 miles and primarily follows existing transmission line corridors.  The Applicants propose to:

  • Upgrade approximately 6.1 miles of existing single circuit 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission line (Line #0740) to a single circuit 115 kV transmission line (Segments 1 , 4, & 6);
  • Change the operating voltage of approximately 2.9 miles of existing Great River Energy 69 kV transmission line to operate at 115 kV (Segment 2);
  • Construct two segments of new 115 kV single circuit transmission line totaling approximately 2.4 miles (Segments 3 & 5);
  • Abandon in place approximately 1.0 mile of existing 69 kV transmission line (Segment 3a); and
  • Remove approximately 0.39 miles of existing 69 kV transmission line through the middle of the City of Chaska (Segment 5a).

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