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Certificate of Need Application - Great Northern Transmission Line


Project Docket

Docket No E015/CN-12-1163
Project Name Certificate of Need Application - Great Northern Transmission Line
Applicant Minnesota Power
Description Minnesota Power hereby applies to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Need to construct the Great Northern Transmission Line
Location Minnesota
Contact Bill Storm
bill.storm@state.mn.us
651-539-1844
Status
  • 2014-01-08: Application accepted
  • 2014-02-20: Public meeting
  • 2014-04-22: Scoping decision
  • 2014-07-11: Environmental document available
  • 2014-12-03: Public hearing
  • 2015-03-16: ALJ report issued
  • Upcoming: Certificate of Need issued
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 12-1163

Project Summary

Minnesota Power, in partnership with Manitoba Hydro, proposes to construct a 500 kV transmission line from the International border that would terminate at the Blackberry Substation in Itasca County (spanning an estimated 235 to 270 miles).  Construction of the line is anticipated to begin in June, 2016 and take approximately 48 months to complete, with a projected in-service date of June 1, 2020.

Minnesota Power has submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Need to construct the Great Northern Transmission Line.

Routing for the Project will be considered in both the Presidential Permit required for the Project and in the Route Permit process, which will come before the Commission in a separate docket.

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
07/14/2014 Environmental Report - Minnesota Power Great Northern Transmission Line Project (Certificate of Need) This Environmental Report (ER) addresses the issues noted in Minnesota Rule 7849.1500, and those identified in the Department?s scoping decision for this project
10/22/2013 Application for a Certificate of Need - Minnesota Power's great Northern Transmission Line Project Minnesota Power, in partnership with Manitoba Hydro, proposes to construct a 500 kV transmission line from the International border that would terminate at the Blackberry Substation in Itasca County (spanning an estimated 235 to 270 miles)

Project Documents