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This webpage contains information and documents related to the permitting of this project by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Every project before the Commission has an electronic docket (eDocket), a file folder for all of the project's documents.

Documents for this project are listed below in the File Register, most recent documents first. To view the eDockets record for this project, click on the eDockets link below, or click on the eDockets tab in the File Register. A subset of the record, including key documents with descriptions, is available by clicking on the Energy Facilities tab in the File Register.

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Project Docket

Docket No 15-423
Project name Palisade 115 kV Transmission Project
Applicant Great River Energy
Description Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 13 miles of new 115 kilovolt transmission line and a new 115 kV breaker station, in Aitkin County, northeast of the city of Aitkin
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission
Location Aitkin County; Aitkin County -- Aitkin City
Docket created: July 29, 2015
Contacts: , , Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
10-19-2015
Application accepted
 
10-27-2015
Public meeting
 
12-23-2015
Scoping decision
 
04-20-2016
Environmental document available
 
05-5-2016
Public hearing
 
Permit Decision
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 15-423
Mailing list Contact the Public Utilies Commission at docketing.puc@state.mn.us or 651-201-2204 or 1-800-657-3782 to sign up.
Project Summary

Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 13 miles of new overhead 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and a new 115 kV breaker station, in Aitkin County, Minnesota to serve the proposed Enbridge Energy (Enbridge) Palisade pump station.  The Palisade 115 kV Transmission Project is located northeast of the city of Aitkin.

The proposed new 115 kV transmission line will run between Enbridge's proposed Palisade Pump Station, east of U.S. Highway 169 and south of 510thLane, and a new Rice River Breaker Station, west of U.S. Highway 169 and south of 390th Street.  The Project will connect to the existing Minnesota Power Cromwell to Riverton (the “13 Line”) 115 kV transmission line.

Great River Energy anticipates starting construction in late 2016 or early 2017 and energizing the line in late fall 2017.

 

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
04/20/16 Environmental Assessment for Palisade 115 kV Transmission 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 and route alternatives
12/22/15 Environmental Assessment Scoping Decision for the Palisade 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
The Deputy Commissioner of Commerce has issued a decision on the scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) to be prepared for the Palisade 115 kV Project in Aitkin County, Minnesota. The EA is scheduled to be issued in March 2016
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
08/11/16 Commission Order Deferring Action | document details
Commission order deferring action on route permit until the Commission has made a final order determining the need and, if applicable, route for Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project
04/20/16 Environmental Assessment for Palisade 115 kV Transmission 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 and route alternatives
12/23/15 Notice of Environmental Assessment Scope for Palisade 115 kV Project | document details
The Deputy Commissioner of Commerce has issued a decision on the scope of the environmental assessment to be prepared for the Palisade115 kV Project in Aitkin County, Minnesota. The EA is scheduled to be issued in March 2016
12/22/15 Environmental Assessment Scoping Decision for the Palisade 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
The Deputy Commissioner of Commerce has issued a decision on the scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) to be prepared for the Palisade 115 kV Project in Aitkin County, Minnesota. The EA is scheduled to be issued in March 2016
11/05/15 Oral Comments on the Scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Palisade 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
Oral comments received at the public information and scoping meeting held October 27, 2015, in Waukenabo Township, Palisade, Minnesota
09/02/15 Palisade 115 kV Project: Application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Route Permit
Application for a Route Permit to construct a new Rive River Breaker Station and approximatley 13 miles of new overhead 115 kV transmission line in Aitkin County, Minnesota

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