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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.

For more information about participating in the permitting of this project, click on the How to Participate tab, or contact the environmental review manager or public advisor listed below.

Project Docket

Docket No IP6964/WS-17-597
Project name Nobles 2 Wind Project
Applicant Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC
Description Nobles 2 Wind Project is a 260 MW LWECS planned for construction in Nobles County, with the purpose of delivering renewable energy to Minnesota Power customers.
Subjects Environmental policy; Wind power
Location Nobles County
Docket created: August 18, 2017
Contacts: David Birkholz, , Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
01-4-2018
Application accepted
 
02-15-2018
Public meeting
 
Scoping decision
 
Environmental document available
 
Draft permit issued
 
Public hearing
 
ALJ report issued
 
Permit Decision
eDockets 17-597
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

Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC is submitting an application for a large wind energy conversion system (LWECS) site permit to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) to construct and operate the planned 260 MW Nobles 2 Wind Project 11 miles north of Worthington in Nobles County. Nobles 2 has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Minnesota Power to provide renewable energy for its utility customers in northeastern Minnesota. Nobles 2 anticipates beginning construction in 3rd Qtr 2018, and commencing operations in 4th Qtr 2019.

The Project requires a Certificate of Need from the Commission before it can obtain a site permit. That process can be observed in eDocket IP6964/CN-16-289.

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
10/13/17 Certificate of Need Application
Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC has applied to the Commission for a Certificate of Need for the up to 260 MW Nobles 2 Wind Project and Associated Facilities in Nobles County
10/13/17 Site Permit Application
Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC has submitted an application for a Large Wind Energy Conversation System Site Permit for the up to 260 MW Nobles 2 Wind Project and Associated Facilities in Nobles County
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
01/04/18 Commission Order Accepting Site Permit Application as Complete | document details
The Commission finds the application complete and establishes the process to include a joint hearing with the Certificate of Need review
01/04/18 Commission Order Accepting Certificate of Need Application as Complete | document details
The Commission finds the application complete and establishes the process to include a joint hearing with the Site Permit review
10/13/17 Site Permit Application
Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC has submitted an application for a Large Wind Energy Conversation System Site Permit for the up to 260 MW Nobles 2 Wind Project and Associated Facilities in Nobles County
10/13/17 Certificate of Need Application
Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC has applied to the Commission for a Certificate of Need for the up to 260 MW Nobles 2 Wind Project and Associated Facilities in Nobles County

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