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Bull Moose 115 kV Project


Project Docket

Docket No ET2/TL-15-628
Project Name Bull Moose 115 kV Project
Applicant Great River Energy
Description Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 2.5 miles of new 115 kV electric transmission line near the city of Backus in Cass County
Location Cass County
Contact Ray Kirsch
raymond.kirsch@state.mn.us
651-539-1841
Status
  • 2015-09-17: Application accepted
  • 2015-10-12: Public meeting
  • 2015-12-10: Scoping decision
  • 2016-03-03: Environmental document available
  • 2016-03-30: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 15-628

Project Summary

Great River Energy (applicant) proposes to provide electric service to a proposed crude oil pumping station (pump station) located approximately 2.75 miles south/southwest of Backus, Minnesota.

The applicant proposes to construct approximately 2.5 miles of new 115 kV overhead electric transmission line from the proposed pump station westward to the existing Minnesota Power "#142" 115 kV electric transmission line, and is requesting a 200 foot wide route for the project with a wider route width near the pump station.

The applicant indicates that the new 115 kV electric transmission line will require a 100 foot right-of-way (easement) with a wider width in select locations to accommodate guy wires and anchors. The transmission line structures will be 60 to 90 feet in height, with a span length between structures of 350 and 400 feet.

Construction of the project would begin after all permits are obtained, with an anticipated in-service date of spring 2017. 

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
03/03/2016 Environmental Assessment for the Bull Moose Transmission Line Project The Environmental Assessment is a written document developed and prepared by EERA that contains an overview of the resources and potential human and environmental impacts and mitigation measures associated with the proposed project
08/07/2015 Bull Moose 115 kV Project Route Permit Application The route permit application filed by Great River Energy for the Bull Moose 115 kV Project

Project Documents