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Freeborn Wind Farm


Project Docket

Docket No 17-410
Project Name Freeborn Wind Farm
Applicant Invenergy, LLC
Description Freeborn Wind Energy, LLC, an affiliate of Invenergy, LLC, has proposed to construct and operate the 200 MW Freeborn Wind Farm in Freeborn County, Minnesota and Worth County, Iowa
Location Minnesota, Freeborn County -- Hayward Township, Freeborn County -- London Township, Freeborn County -- Shell Rock Township
Contact Richard Davis
richard.davis@state.mn.us
Status
  • 2017-08-31: Application accepted
  • Upcoming: Draft permit issued
  • Upcoming: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
eDockets 17-410

Project Summary

The Freeborn Wind Farm is planned to generate up to 200 megawatts (MW) total, with 84 MW being generated in Minnesota and the remaining 116 MW being generated in Iowa.  The Minnesota portion of the proposed project will consist of up to 42 - 2.0 MW wind turbines, Vestas brand models V116 and V110 are currently being considered for use.  Associated project facilities will include gravel access roads, buried electrical collector lines, operation and maintenance facility, a project substation, and a permanent meteorological tower.  A high voltage overhead transmission line will also be constructed to connect the project substation to the electrical grid point of interconnection, but this transmission line will be reviewed and a decision will be issued under a seperate Route Permit process

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
07/12/2017 Freeborn Wind Farm Site Permit Application Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) Site Permit Application filed by Freeborn Wind Energy, LLC for the proposed Freeborn Wind Farm
07/06/2017 Freeborn Wind Farm - DOC-EERA Comments and Recommendations on Application Acceptance DOC-EERA provided comments and recommendations on the completeness of the Freeborn Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application
08/31/2017 Freeborn Wind Farm - Commission Order Application Acceptance The Public Utilities Commission has determined that the LWECS Site Permit Application for the Freeborn Wind Farm is complete and has referred the matter to the Office of Administrative Hearings for a contested case proceeding and public hearing to be conducted by an ALJ
10/06/2017 Public Information Meeting Notes and Public Comments - Freeborn Wind Farm Public Information Meeting notes and public comments provided during the September 21, 2017 public information meeting at Riverland Community College, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Project Documents