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18-700Plum Creek proposes to construct a wind farm in northwestern Cottonwood, northeastern Murray, and southern Redwood counties, Minnesota. The Project will have up to 414 MW of nameplate wind energy capacity. Plum Creek continues to assess its turbine options, and is currently evaluating wind turbines with rated nameplate power outputs ranging from 2.8 MW to 5.6 MW, corresponding to between 74 and 110 wind turbines at the site. Plum Creek also proposes to construct an approximately five mile 345 kV transmission line between the two collector substations within the Wind Farm Project site and an approximately 25 mile 345 kV transmission line and associated switching station. The proposed transmission lines will be permitted under a high voltage transmission line route application (docket No. TL-18-701).12/02/2019 12:33 PM
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19-311GRE proposes to build and operate a 115 kV transmission line in Lake Eunice Township near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.07/22/2019 09:51 AM
  • 2019-07-18: Application accepted
18-755Detroit Lakes Public Utilities (DLPU) proposes to build and operate a 115 kV transmission line and substation near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. 06/19/2019 12:35 PM
  • : Application accepted
17-308Dodge County Wind, LLC, proposes to construct approximately 25 miles of 345 kV high voltage transmission line in Dodge and Olmsted counties in Minnesota. 07/09/2018 12:42 PM
  • 2018-10-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-10-25: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Scoping decision
17-701Blazing Star Wind Farm 2 is a 7.5 mile 115 kV Transmission Line planned for construction in Lincoln County04/25/2018 12:00 AM
  • 2018-05-23: Application accepted
  • 2018-06-12: Public meeting
  • 2018-07-27: Scoping decision
  • 2018-11-16: Environmental document available
  • 2018-12-06: Public hearing
  • 2019-03-20: 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 12/12/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2018-03-28: Application accepted
  • 2018-04-17: Public meeting
  • 2018-07-17: Scoping decision
  • 2018-12-07: Draft EIS available
  • 2019-02-27: Public hearing
  • 2019-04-03: Final EIS available
  • 2019-05-22: ALJ report issued
  • 2019-08-05: 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 County09/13/2017 12:00 AM
  • 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
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, LLC04/25/2016 12:00 AM
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 Aitkin07/29/2015 12:00 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 County07/24/2015 12:00 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
15-204Great 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. 03/27/2015 12:00 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
14-977Minnesota Power's proposed 16 Line Reroute project is an approximately three-mile-long 115 kilovolt HVTL located in St. Louis County, Minnesota01/22/2015 12:00 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
14-21Minnesota 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 County04/15/2014 12:00 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 Substation12/12/2013 12:00 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
12-1163Minnesota Power hereby applies to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Need to construct the Great Northern Transmission Line10/21/2013 12:00 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
13-68Minnesota 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 line04/16/2013 12:00 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
12-401Xcel Energy proposes to upgrade the Chaska Area 69 kV transmission line to 115 kV capacity in in eastern Carver County and northern Scott County near and within the City of Chaska, and through Laketown, Dahlgren, and Jackson townships 07/11/2012 12:00 AM
  • 2012-09-12: Application accepted
  • 2012-09-26: Public meeting
  • 2012-11-19: Scoping decision
  • 2013-03-25: Environmental document available
  • 2013-05-02: Public hearing
  • 2013-10-15: Permit issued
  • 2015-09-09: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed