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North Star Solar Generation and Transmission Project


Project Docket

Docket No IP6943/GS-15-33
Project Name North Star Solar Generation and Transmission Project
Applicant North Star Solar PV, LLC
Description North Star Solar PV, LLC is filing a Joint Application for a 100 MW solar generating plant site permit and connecting 115 kV transmission line route permit in Chisago County
Location Chisago County, Chisago County -- Lent Township, Chisago County -- North Branch City, Chisago County -- Sunrise Township
Contact David Birkholz
david.birkholz@state.mn.us
Status
  • 2015-04-27: Application accepted
  • 2015-04-30: Public meeting
  • 2015-06-24: Scoping decision
  • 2015-09-24: Environmental document available
  • 2015-10-07: Public hearing
  • 2016-02-16: Permit issued
  • 2016-04-06: Permit Amended
  • 2016-12-08: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 15-33

Project Summary

North Star Solar PV, LLC (North Star) proposes to construct a 100 MW photovoltaic solar energy generating facility and associated systems near North Branch in Chisago County.  The Project includes constructing a one-half mile 115 kV transmission line to connect the Project with the grid at the Chisago Substation. The Project is expected to be in operation before the end of 2016.

Pursuant to 2014 Session Laws, Chapter 254, the Applicant is eligible to seek approval for the Project under the Alternative Review Process detailed in Minn. Statute 216E.04 and Minn. Rule 7850.2800-3900.

North Star is filing a Joint Application for a site permit and a route permit as allowed under Minn. Rule 7850.1600.

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
02/16/2016 Site and Route Permits for 100 MW North Star Solar Generation Project in Chisago County The Commission has issued permits to North Star Solar PV, LLC for up to 100 MW of Solar Generation and a 115 kV line to connect the Project to the grid
09/24/2015 Environmental Assessment for the North Star Solar Project EERA has released the Environmental Assessment for the 100 MW North Star Solar Generation and 115 kV High Voltage Transmission Line Project in Chisago County
04/29/2015 Addendum to the Application for a 100 MW Solar Generating System North Star Solar PV, LLC has filed an Addendum adding a 10-Acre parcel to its Joint Application for the North Star Solar Electric Power Generating Plant and 115 kV High Voltage Transmission Line
02/11/2015 Joint Application for a 100 MW Solar Site Permit and a 115 kV Route Permit North Star Solar PV, LLC has filed a Joint Application for the North Star Solar Electric Power Generating Plant and the North Star 115 kV High Voltage Transmission Line

Project Documents