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Project Docket

Docket No IP-6961/WS-16-686
Project name Blazing Star Wind Project
Applicant Geronimo Wind Energy, LLC
Description Blazing Star Wind Farm, LLC proposes to construct and operate, the up to 200 MW Blazing Star Wind Project in Lincoln County, Minnesota
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Lincoln County; Lincoln County -- Hansonville Township; Lincoln County -- Hendricks City; Lincoln County -- Hendricks Township; Lincoln County -- Marble Township
Docket created: September 22, 2016
Contacts: , , Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
10-28-2016
Application accepted
 
12-6-2016
Public meeting
 
01-12-2017
Scoping decision
 
02-27-2017
Draft permit issued
 
Public hearing
 
Permit issued
 
Project built
eDockets 16-686
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

Blazing Star Wind Farm, LLC has filed a Site Permit Application to construct and operate a Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Lincoln County, Minnesota. The proposed Blazing Star Wind Farm will generate up to 200 MWs, and consist of between 57 and 100 wind turbines. Additionally, the Site Permit Application also addresses potential impacts of project related infrastructure, including, access roads, collection and communication lines, operation and maintenance facility, substation facility, interconnection facility, meteorological towers, SoDAR unit, LiDAR unit, aboveground electrical feeder line, staging/laydown area, and a temporary batch plant.

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
12/27/16 Public Comments - Draft Site Permit and ER Scoping for Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
Public comments provided to DOC-EERA, to be considered during development of the Draft Site Permit and the ER Scope
09/02/16 Blazing Star Wind Farm - Site Permit Application for a Large Wind Energy Conversion System
Blazing Star Wind Farm, LLC has filed a Site Permit Application to construct and operate a Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Lincoln County, Minnesota. The proposed Blazing Star Wind Farm will generate up to 200 MWs, and consist of between 57 and 100 wind turbines. Additionally, the Site Permit Application also addresses potential impacts of project related infrastructure, including, access roads, collection and communication lines, operation and maintenance facility, substation facility, interconnection facility, meteorological towers, SoDAR unit, LiDAR unit, aboveground electrical feeder line, staging/laydown area, and a temporary batch plant
12/27/16 Agency Comments - Draft Site Permit and ER Scoping for Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
Federal and State agency comments provided to DOC-EERA to be considered during the development of the Draft Site Permit and ER Scope for the Blazing Star Wind Farm
12/27/16 Public Information and Scoping Meeting Notes - Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
Notes taken during the December 6, 2016 Public Information and Scoping Meeting held in Hendricks, Minnesota. Meeting notes include verbal public comments provided during the meeting to be considered in the development of the Draft Site Permit and ER Scope for the Blazing Star Wind Farm
01/11/17 Blazing Star Wind Farm - Environmental Report Scoping Decision | document details
The Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, Deputy Commissioner, has issued the Scoping Decision for the Environmental Report to be developed for the Blazing Star Wind Farm
11/21/16 Blazing Star Wind Farm - Notice of Public Information and Environmental Report Scoping Meeting | document details
Please take notice that the Public Utilities Commission has accepted the LWECS Site Permit Application for Blazing Star Wind Farm. A Public Information and Environmental Report Scoping Meeting for the Blazing Star Wind Farm will be held at the Hendricks Public School, 200 Lincoln Street, Hendricks, Minnesota, 56136 at 6 p.m. on December 6, 2016. The public comment period will close on Tuesday, December 27, 2016
03/15/17 Environmental Report - Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
DOC-EERA has completed the Environmental Report for the proposed Blazing Star Wind Farm in Lincoln County
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
03/27/17 EQB Monitor Notice of the Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Blazing Star Wind Farm in Lincoln County | document details
The Availability of the EA for the 200 MW Blazing Star Wind Farm has been published in the March 27, 2017, EQB Monitor. The publication also notices the release of the Draft Site Permit and the Public Hearing, scheduled for April 3, 2017
03/17/17 Notice of Public Hearing and Draft Site Permit Availability | document details
Please take notice that the Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing on April 3rd at 6 p.m. to be held at the Hendricks Public School, 200 Lincoln Street, Hendricks, Minnesota, 56136. Additionally, this notice serves at the public notice of availability of the Draft Site Permit for the Blazing Star Wind Farm. Public comments on the proposed project, the Draft Site Permit, and the environmental report will be accepted at the public hearing or may be submitted through Monday, April 17th, as specified in the Notice
03/17/17 Notice of Environmental Report Availability - Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
Please take notice that the DOC-EERA has issued the environmental report (ER) for the proposed Blazing Star Wind Farm. Comments on the ER will be accepted at the public hearing on April 3rd at the Hendricks Public School in Hendricks, Minnesota, or comments can be provided in writing as specified in the Notice of Public Hearing and Draft Site Permit Availability. If you would like a hard copy of the ER, or have questions on the ER, please contact Richard Davis as indicated in the Notice of Environmental Report Availability
03/15/17 Environmental Report - Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
DOC-EERA has completed the Environmental Report for the proposed Blazing Star Wind Farm in Lincoln County
01/11/17 Blazing Star Wind Farm - Environmental Report Scoping Decision | document details
The Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, Deputy Commissioner, has issued the Scoping Decision for the Environmental Report to be developed for the Blazing Star Wind Farm
12/27/16 Agency Comments - Draft Site Permit and ER Scoping for Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
Federal and State agency comments provided to DOC-EERA to be considered during the development of the Draft Site Permit and ER Scope for the Blazing Star Wind Farm
12/27/16 Public Comments - Draft Site Permit and ER Scoping for Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
Public comments provided to DOC-EERA, to be considered during development of the Draft Site Permit and the ER Scope
12/27/16 Public Information and Scoping Meeting Notes - Blazing Star Wind Farm | document details
Notes taken during the December 6, 2016 Public Information and Scoping Meeting held in Hendricks, Minnesota. Meeting notes include verbal public comments provided during the meeting to be considered in the development of the Draft Site Permit and ER Scope for the Blazing Star Wind Farm
11/21/16 Blazing Star Wind Farm - Notice of Public Information and Environmental Report Scoping Meeting | document details
Please take notice that the Public Utilities Commission has accepted the LWECS Site Permit Application for Blazing Star Wind Farm. A Public Information and Environmental Report Scoping Meeting for the Blazing Star Wind Farm will be held at the Hendricks Public School, 200 Lincoln Street, Hendricks, Minnesota, 56136 at 6 p.m. on December 6, 2016. The public comment period will close on Tuesday, December 27, 2016
09/02/16 Blazing Star Wind Farm - Site Permit Application for a Large Wind Energy Conversion System
Blazing Star Wind Farm, LLC has filed a Site Permit Application to construct and operate a Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Lincoln County, Minnesota. The proposed Blazing Star Wind Farm will generate up to 200 MWs, and consist of between 57 and 100 wind turbines. Additionally, the Site Permit Application also addresses potential impacts of project related infrastructure, including, access roads, collection and communication lines, operation and maintenance facility, substation facility, interconnection facility, meteorological towers, SoDAR unit, LiDAR unit, aboveground electrical feeder line, staging/laydown area, and a temporary batch plant

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