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Minnesota Power 16 Line Reroute Project


Project Docket

Docket No 14-977
Project Name Minnesota Power 16 Line Reroute Project
Applicant Minnesota Power
Description Minnesota Power's proposed 16 Line Reroute project is an approximately three-mile-long 115 kilovolt HVTL located in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Location St. Louis County
Contact Ray Kirsch
raymond.kirsch@state.mn.us
651-539-1841
Status
  • 2015-02-26: Application accepted
  • 2015-03-23: Public meeting
  • 2015-05-19: Scoping decision
  • 2015-10-05: Environmental document available
  • 2015-10-27: Public hearing
  • 2016-01-22: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 14-977

Project Summary

The proposed 16 Line Reroute project is located south of Fayal Township and approximately four miles east of McDavitt Township in St. Louis County, Minnesota.  The proposed high voltage transmission line (HVTL) would connect to Minnesota Power?s existing 16 Line on the east side of United Taconite?s existing tailings basin and proceed southeast, parallel to an existing railroad grade for approximately 1.25 miles.  The line would then proceed southwest for approximately 1.75 miles where it would connect to the existing 16 Line. In addition, three miles of existing transmission line would be taken out of service and removed.

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
01/22/2016 HVTL Route Permit, Minnesota Power 16 Line Relocation Project The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hereby issues this route permit to Minnesota Power pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 216E and Minnesota Rules Chapter 7850. This permit authorizes the Minnesota Power to construct an approximately 3-mile 115 kilovolt HVTL located south of Fayal Township in Saint Louis County, and as identified in the attached route permit maps, hereby incorporated into this document
10/05/2015 Environmental Assessment ? MP 16 Line Relocation Project The Environmental Assessment is a written document that describes the human and environmental impacts of the transmission line project (and selected alternative routes) and methods to mitigate such impacts
05/19/2015 Scoping Decision: Minnesota Power 16 Line Relocation Project The deputy commissioner of the Department of Commerce has issued a decision on the scope of the environmental assessment (EA) to be prepared for the Minnesota Power 16 Line Relocation project in St. Louis County, Minnesota
01/20/2015 HVTL Route Permit Application - Minnesota Power 16 Line Replacement Project Minnesota Power has submitted an application for a Route Permit to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 216E and Minnesota Rules chapter 7850. A Route Permit is requested for an approximately three-mile-long, 115 kV transmission line reroute. In addition, three miles of existing transmission line will be taken out of service and removed

Project Documents