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Palisade 115 kV Transmission Project


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
Location Aitkin County, Aitkin County -- Aitkin City
Contact Suzanne Steinhauer
suzanne.steinhauer@state.mn.us
Status
  • 2015-10-19: Application accepted
  • 2015-10-27: Public meeting
  • 2015-12-23: Scoping decision
  • 2016-04-20: Environmental document available
  • 2016-05-05: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit Decision
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 15-423

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.

 

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
04/20/2016 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
12/22/2015 Environmental Assessment Scoping Decision for the Palisade 115 kV Transmission Project 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

Project Documents