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17-308Dodge County Wind, LLC, proposes to construct approximately 25 miles of 345 kV high voltage transmission line in Dodge and Olmstead counties in Minnesota. 10/04/2018 02:09 PM
  • 2018-10-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-10-25: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Scoping decision
17-307Dodge County Wind, LLC, (DCW) a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, proposes to construct a large wind energy conversion system (LWECS) of approximately 170 megawatts (MW) in Dodge and Steele counties (Docket number 17-307) and approximately 23 miles of 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Dodge and Olmsted counties (Docket number 17-308). DCW has proposed the project to meet Minnesota Municipal Power’s need for electric power. DCW is seeking a Certificate of Need for both the wind and transmission facilities in Docket number 17-306 10/04/2018 03:54 PM
  • 2018-06-29: Docket is open
  • 2018-10-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-10-25: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Scoping decision
18-179Lake Benton Power Partners II, LLC will be a repowering of an existing wind facility comprised of 137 wind turbines, overhead and underground collection lines, access roads, four Points of Interconnect (POI) collector substations, ancillary equipment, and an operations and maintenance facility. 07/02/2018 04:18 PM
10/11/2018 08:35 AM
17-701Blazing Star Wind Farm 2 is a 7.5 mile 115 kV Transmission Line planned for construction in Lincoln County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2018-05-23: Application accepted
  • 2018-06-12: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Scoping decision
  • Upcoming: Environmental document available
  • Upcoming: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
13-294Lake Benton Power Partners, LLC a subsidiary of ALLETE Clean Energy, Inc. has filed a site permit amendment to repower (retrofit) its existing 107.25 megawatt LWECS in Lincoln County, Minnesota06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2018-04-03: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-185Xcel Energy and ITC Midwest LLC propose to construct a new 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the Huntley substation near the towns of Huntley and Winnebago, Minnesota to the Wilmarth substation in the city of Mankato, Minnesota 09/11/2018 01:55 PM
  • 2018-03-28: Application accepted
  • 2018-04-17: Public meeting
  • 2018-07-17: Scoping decision
  • Upcoming: Draft EIS available
  • Upcoming: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Final EIS available
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-700Blazing Star 2 Wind Project is a 200 MW LWECS planned for construction in Lincoln County07/11/2018 11:38 AM
  • 2018-01-29: Application accepted
  • 2018-02-20: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Draft permit issued
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-749Flying Cow Wind, LLC, an affiliate of Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., plans to develop the up to 152 megawatt Bitter Root Wind Project, located in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2018-01-30: Application accepted
  • 2018-02-27: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Draft permit issued
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-322Freeborn Wind Energy LLC proposes to construct an approximately seven-mile long 161 kilovolt high voltage transmission line to interconnect the proposed Freeborn Wind Farm with the existing Glenworth Substation southeast of Glenville, Minnesota in Freeborn County10/03/2018 03:09 PM
  • 2017-12-05: Application accepted
  • 2017-12-19: Public meeting
  • 2018-03-07: Scoping decision
  • 2018-05-14: Environmental document available
  • 2018-05-31: Public hearing
  • 2018-09-20: Permit Decision
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-597Nobles 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. 09/10/2018 11:51 AM
  • 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
  • 2018-08-24: ALJ report issued
  • Upcoming: Permit Decision
  • Upcoming: Project built
17-410Freeborn 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, Iowa06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2017-08-31: Application accepted
  • Upcoming: Draft permit issued
  • Upcoming: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-265Palmer's Creek Wind Farm, LLC has applied for a Site Permit to construct and operate a 44.6 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System (LWECS) in Chippewa County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2017-06-16: Application accepted
  • 2017-06-26: Public meeting
  • 2017-08-23: Draft permit issued
  • 2017-09-11: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
16-685Great Plains seeks a Route Permit to construct an approximately 3- mile long, 8.625-inch-outside-diameter, high pressure natural gas transmission pipeline from its Fergus Falls Town Border Station (TBS) to its Green Plains Ethanol valve site in Otter Tail County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • Upcoming: Application accepted
  • Upcoming: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Exemption granted
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
16-618The proposed Red Pine Wind Project will produce up to 200.1 megawatts (MW) of energy, and is located in Lincoln County, Minnesota06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2016-11-21: Application accepted
  • 2016-12-13: Public meeting
  • 2017-02-10: Draft permit issued
  • 2017-03-06: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
16-686Blazing Star Wind Farm, LLC proposes to construct and operate, the up to 200 MW Blazing Star Wind Project in Lincoln County, Minnesota06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2016-10-28: Application accepted
  • 2016-12-06: Public meeting
  • 2017-01-12: Scoping decision
  • 2017-02-27: Draft permit issued
  • Upcoming: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
16-656Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy) is proposing to construct an approximately 11,300 foot long, 16-inch outside-diameter, high pressure (650 psig) natural gas pipeline from the Northern Natural Gas Company Cedar Station in Eagan to Northern States Power Companys Black Dog Generating Plant in Burnsville, Minnesota06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • Upcoming: Application accepted
  • Upcoming: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Exemption granted
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
16-327Minnkota Power Cooperative proposes to build an approximately 9.4-mile 115 kilovolt high voltage transmission line and a new 115/4.16 kV distribution substation. This project, referred to as the MPL-Laporte 115 kV Transmission Line Project, will serve an industrial load for a new pumping station to be constructed and operated by Minnesota Pipeline Company, LLC06/19/2018 11:04 AM
15-858Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation is proposing to install approximately 13.1 miles of new natural gas pipeline west and south of the city of Rochester in Olmsted County, Minnesota06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2016-02-03: Application accepted
  • 2016-02-29: Public meeting
  • 2016-07-26: Routes accepted for consideration
  • 2016-09-16: Environmental document available
  • Upcoming: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-834Xcel Energy proposes to construct a 215 MW peaking natural gas-fired combustion turbine at its existing Black Dog Generating Plant in the city of Burnsville in Dakota County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-12-10: Application accepted
  • 2016-01-28: Public meeting
  • 2016-02-23: Scoping decision
  • 2016-05-25: Environmental document available
  • 2016-06-16: Public hearing
  • 2016-09-26: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-423Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 13 miles of new 115 kilovolt transmission line and a new 115 kV breaker station, in Aitkin County, northeast of the city of Aitkin06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-10-19: Application accepted
  • 2015-10-27: Public meeting
  • 2015-12-23: Scoping decision
  • 2016-04-20: Environmental document available
  • 2016-05-05: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit Decision
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-628Great River Energy proposes to construct approximately 2.5 miles of new 115 kV electric transmission line near the city of Backus in Cass County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-09-17: Application accepted
  • 2015-10-12: Public meeting
  • 2015-12-10: Scoping decision
  • 2016-03-03: Environmental document available
  • 2016-03-30: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-620Mankato Energy Center II, LLC proposes to construct a 345 MW expansion of the Mankato Energy Center in the city of Mankato, Blue Earth County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-10-13: Public meeting
  • 2015-10-14: Application accepted
  • 2015-11-03: Scoping decision
  • 2016-02-18: Environmental document available
  • 2016-03-07: Public hearing
  • 2016-04-13: ALJ report issued
  • 2016-06-23: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-204Great River Energy (GRE) and Minnesota Power (MP) are proposing to construct the Motley Area 115 kV Project, a 115 kilovolt (kV) high voltage transmission line (HVTL) and associated facilities near the city of Motley in Morrison, Cass and Todd counties. 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-04-30: Application accepted
  • 2015-05-19: Public meeting
  • 2015-07-14: Scoping decision
  • 2015-11-16: Environmental document available
  • 2015-11-19: Public hearing
  • 2015-12-29: ALJ report issued
  • 2016-03-23: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
14-1052Site permit application for a 62.25 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility in Lyon County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-04-27: Public meeting
  • 2015-05-11: Application accepted
  • 2015-06-26: Scoping decision
  • 2015-09-30: Environmental document available
  • 2015-10-20: Public hearing
  • 2015-12-30: ALJ report issued
  • 2016-05-05: Permit issued
15-137Enbridge Energy proposes to replace 337 miles of the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota. Line 3 originates in Canada, continues through North Dakota, enters Minnesota in Kittson County, and terminates in Superior, Wiscsonsin. 09/06/2018 02:29 PM
  • 2015-07-01: Application accepted
  • 2016-04-25: Public meeting
  • 2016-12-05: Scoping decision
  • 2017-05-15: Draft EIS available
  • 2017-09-26: Public hearing
  • 2018-02-02: Final EIS available
  • 2018-04-24: ALJ report issued
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
15-33North Star Solar PV, LLC is filing a Joint Application for a 100 MW solar generating plant site permit and connecting 115 kV transmission line route permit in Chisago County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-04-27: Application accepted
  • 2015-04-30: Public meeting
  • 2015-06-24: Scoping decision
  • 2015-09-24: Environmental document available
  • 2015-10-07: Public hearing
  • 2016-02-16: Permit issued
  • 2016-04-06: Permit Amended
  • 2016-12-08: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
14-977Minnesota Power's proposed 16 Line Reroute project is an approximately three-mile-long 115 kilovolt HVTL located in St. Louis County, Minnesota06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-02-26: Application accepted
  • 2015-03-23: Public meeting
  • 2015-05-19: Scoping decision
  • 2015-10-05: Environmental document available
  • 2015-10-27: Public hearing
  • 2016-01-22: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
14-797Great River Energy and Minnesota Power propose to construct a new 115 kV transmission line and to construct and modify substations near the city of Menahga in Hubbard, Wadena, and Becker County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2015-03-18: Application accepted
  • 2015-03-24: Public meeting
  • 2015-05-26: Scoping decision
  • 2015-09-28: Environmental document available
  • 2015-10-19: Public hearing
  • 2015-11-18: ALJ report issued
  • 2016-03-14: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
14-320A Comparative Environmental Review of the Proposed Minnesota Pipe Line Reliability Project and the Alternatives Identified in the Certificate of Need Application06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2014-08-29: Application accepted
  • 2015-02-06: Environmental document available
  • 2015-02-24: Public hearing
  • 2015-08-31: Certificate of Need issued
  • 2015-08-31: Project closed
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
14-665Minnkota Power is planning a new 115 kV transmission line and new 115/4.16 substation in Clearwater County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2016-01-25: Application accepted
  • 2016-02-22: Public meeting
  • 2016-06-30: Scoping decision
  • 2016-09-13: Application withdrawn
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
14-515Aurora Distributed Solar, LLC (Aurora) proposes to construct distributed photovoltaic (PV) solar generation systems and associted facilities totaling 100 MW (alternating current nameplate capacity), to be located at up to 24 locations in Minnesota. 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2014-09-09: Public meeting
  • 2014-09-24: Application accepted
  • 2014-12-04: Scoping decision
  • 2015-01-30: Environmental document available
  • 2015-02-24: Public hearing
  • 2015-06-30: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
14-21Minnesota Power, in partnership with Manitoba Hydro, proposes to construct a 500 kV high voltage transmission line (HVTL) from the International border that would terminate at the Blackberry Substation in Itasca County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
13-591Odell Wind Farm, LLC is proposing to construct 9.5 miles of 115 kV transmission line to transmit energy generated at the planned 200 MW Odell Wind Farm to the Woad Hill Substation06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2014-01-23: Application accepted
  • 2014-02-10: Public meeting
  • 2014-04-14: Scoping decision
  • 2014-07-01: Environmental document available
  • 2014-07-09: Public hearing
  • 2014-10-29: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
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13-978Minnesota Power is proposing to construct an approximate 5,900-foot-long, 10.75-inch-outside diamter, high pressure natural gas pipeline from a Northern Natural Gas pipeline to its Laskin Energy Center in Hoyt Lakes in St. Louis County06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2013-12-20: Application accepted
  • 2014-01-22: Public meeting
  • 2014-05-12: Exemption granted
  • 2014-05-12: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
13-474North Dakota Pipeline Company LLC (NDPC) is proposing to develop a new crude oil pipeline and associated facilities known as the Sandpiper Project to increase crude oil transportation services from North Dakota to refineries in the the U.S. Midwest and eastern Canada. The Sandpiper Project route would extend from NDPC's Beaver Lodge Station south of Tioga, North Dakota, to the Superior Terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2014-02-11: Application accepted
  • 2016-04-25: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Scoping decision
  • Upcoming: Draft EIS available
  • Upcoming: Final EIS available
  • Upcoming: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
12-1163Minnesota Power hereby applies to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Need to construct the Great Northern Transmission Line06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2014-01-08: Application accepted
  • 2014-02-20: Public meeting
  • 2014-04-22: Scoping decision
  • 2014-07-11: Environmental document available
  • 2014-12-03: Public hearing
  • 2015-03-16: ALJ report issued
  • Upcoming: Certificate of Need issued
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
13-805Minnesota Power proposes to construct two, approximately five-mile, 115 kV HVTLs and a substation near Coleraine, Minnesota. The two transmission lines, each 5.2 miles in length, would be constructed parallel to one another with an overlapping ROW of 160 feet. 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2013-12-17: Public meeting
  • 2014-02-05: Scoping decision
  • 2014-04-04: Environmental document available
  • 2014-04-15: Public hearing
  • 2014-07-02: Permit issued
  • 2014-11-12: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
Collection of local codes and ordinances related to silica sand mining now available06/19/2018 11:04 AM
Several state agencies have put together a new website for tracking the agencies' activities regarding the mining, processing, and transporting of silica sand, commonly called �frac� sand. 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
The September meeting will be held as scheduled06/19/2018 11:04 AM
The mission of the Environmental Quality Board is to lead Minnesota environmental policy by responding to key issues, providing appropriate review and coordination, serving as a public forum and developing developing long-range strategies to enhance Minnesota�s environmental quality06/19/2018 11:04 AM
The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 20, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, at the Minnesota Veteran�s Service Building 5th Floor Conference Room. There will be no public testimony, but the public is welcome to attend and observe. 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
12-1240The Commission has initiated a Competitive Resource Acquisition Process (RAP) through which it will select resources to meet the need identified in Xcel Energy's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). In its review the Commission will consider alternative proposals from Xcel Energy, Calpine Corporation, Invenergy, Geronimo Energy, and Great River Energy06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2013-06-24: Application accepted
  • 2013-07-17: Scoping decision
  • 2013-10-14: Environmental document available
  • 2013-10-15: Public hearing
  • 2014-05-23: Certificate of Need issued
  • 2015-02-05: Project closed
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
Test descritption 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
13-68Minnesota Power proposes to construct approximately one mile of new 115 kV transmission line, approximately 0.3 miles of new 230 kV transmission line, and a replacement substation east of the city of Deer River in Itasca County. The Deer River Transmission Project would also rebuild approximately 0.9 miles of an existing 115 kV transmission line, and remove approximately 7.5 miles of existing 115 kV transmission line06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2013-06-19: Public meeting
  • 2013-06-27: Application accepted
  • 2013-08-08: Scoping decision
  • 2013-11-20: Environmental document available
  • 2014-01-06: Public hearing
  • 2014-06-10: Permit Decision
  • 2015-12-14: Project built
  • Upcoming: Project closed
13-216EDF Renewable Energy is applying for an LWECS permit in Pipestone and Murray counties through its Stoneray Power Partners, LLC subsidiary06/26/2018 01:51 PM
  • 2013-07-24: Application accepted
  • 2013-08-14: Public meeting
  • 2013-09-06: Scoping decision
  • 2013-12-30: Environmental document available
  • 2014-01-09: Draft permit issued
  • 2014-01-14: Public hearing
  • 2014-05-19: Certificate of Need issued
  • 2014-05-19: Permit issued
  • 2016-07-21: Permit Amended
  • 2018-01-26: Permit Amended
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Project closed
12-1337ITC Midwest, LLC (ITCM) proposes to construct a new 345 kV transmission line in Jackson, Martin, and Faribault County; to reroute several existing 161 kV lines; and to construct a new substation near the cities of Winnebago and Blue Earth. 06/19/2018 11:04 AM
  • 2013-06-27: Application accepted
  • 2013-07-16: Public meeting
  • 2013-10-14: Scoping decision
  • 2014-03-21: Draft EIS available
  • 2014-05-13: Public hearing
  • 2014-07-11: Final EIS available
  • 2014-09-08: ALJ report issued
  • 2014-11-25: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
The next EQB meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 201306/19/2018 11:04 AM