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Nobles 2 Wind Project


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.
Location Nobles County
Contact David Birkholz
david.birkholz@state.mn.us
Status
  • 2018-01-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-02-28: Public meeting
  • 2018-03-29: Scoping decision
  • 2018-05-25: Draft permit issued
  • 2018-05-30: Environmental document available
  • 2018-06-20: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: ALJ report issued
  • Upcoming: Permit Decision
eDockets 17-597

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.

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
05/31/2018 Environmental Report for Nobles 2 Wind Project Overview of the potential environmental and human impacts of the proposed project and Certificate of Need alternatives
10/13/2017 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
10/13/2017 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
05/29/2018 Notice of Joint Public Hearing for a CN and a Site Permit on June 20, 2018, in Wilmont for Nobles 2 Wind Project The Office of Administrative Hearings will hold two separate sessions at 1 pm and 6 pm in the Wilmont Community Center. Representatives of the Commission, Department of Commerce EERA staff, and Nobles 2 Power Partners, LLC will be available at the hearings. The public can make comments at one of the hearings, or submit written comments into the record by EOB on July 11, 2018
05/30/2018 Notice of Availability of the Environmental Report (ER) for Nobles 2 Wind Project CN Application EERA has released the ER containing information on the human and environmental impacts of the proposed project associated with the size, type, and timing of the project, and information on alternatives to the proposed project. The ER also addresses mitigating measures for anticipated adverse impacts
05/31/2018 Notice of Availability Notice of Availability of Environmental Report for Nobles 2 Wind
04/05/2018 Notice of Environmental Report (ER) Scoping Decision for Nobles 2 Wind Project Certificate of Need Application On March 29, 2018, EERA released the Department's Scoping Decision for the ER for the Nobles 2 Wind Project CN review. The ER will be available May 30, 2018

Project Documents