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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 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
Subjects Environmental policy; Environmental assessment; Wind power
Location Minnesota; Freeborn County -- Hayward Township; Freeborn County -- London Township; Freeborn County -- Shell Rock Township
Docket created: June 14, 2017
Contacts: , , Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
08-31-2017
Application accepted
 
Draft permit issued
 
Public meeting
 
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 17-410
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

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

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
07/12/17 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
08/31/17 Freeborn Wind Farm - Commission Order Application Acceptance | document details
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
07/06/17 Freeborn Wind Farm - DOC-EERA Comments and Recommendations on Application Acceptance | document details
DOC-EERA provided comments and recommendations on the completeness of the Freeborn Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application
10/06/17 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
09/08/17 Notice of Public Information Meeting - Freeborn Wind Farm | document details
Please take notice that there will be a Public Information Meeting held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Riverland Community College, Lecture Hall Room 124, 2200 Riverland Drive, Albert Lea, Minnesota. The Public Information Meeting will provide project information on the proposed Freeborn Wind Farm in Freeborn County. Additionally, the public will be able to provide comment on items they would like to be considered for inclusion in the Draft Site Permit for the proposed Project
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
10/06/17 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
09/08/17 Notice of Public Information Meeting - Freeborn Wind Farm | document details
Please take notice that there will be a Public Information Meeting held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Riverland Community College, Lecture Hall Room 124, 2200 Riverland Drive, Albert Lea, Minnesota. The Public Information Meeting will provide project information on the proposed Freeborn Wind Farm in Freeborn County. Additionally, the public will be able to provide comment on items they would like to be considered for inclusion in the Draft Site Permit for the proposed Project
08/31/17 Freeborn Wind Farm - Commission Order Application Acceptance | document details
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
07/12/17 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
07/06/17 Freeborn Wind Farm - DOC-EERA Comments and Recommendations on Application Acceptance | document details
DOC-EERA provided comments and recommendations on the completeness of the Freeborn Wind Farm LWECS Site Permit Application

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