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19-495On September 16, 2019, Geronimo Energy submitted a site permit application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) under the alternative review process (Minnesota Statute 216E.04; Minnesota Rule 7850.2800-3900). Geronimo Energy proposes to construct the Elk Creek Solar Project (Project), a solar energy conversion facility with an 80-megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) nameplate capacity, in Vienna Township, Rock County, Minnesota.09/23/2019 10:25 AM
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19-395Regal Solar, LLC is seeking a site permit to construct the 100 MW Regal Solar Project in Benton County.07/22/2019 12:46 PM
  • 2019-10-11: Application accepted
  • 2019-11-13: Public meeting
  • 2019-12-04: Scoping decision
  • : Environmental document available
  • : Public hearing
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
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 County10/29/2015 12:00 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
  • 2018-05-14: 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 County07/22/2015 12:00 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
14-1052Site permit application for a 62.25 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility in Lyon County03/03/2015 12:00 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
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. 07/09/2014 12:00 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
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 Energy06/12/2013 12:00 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
04-85Invenergy Cannon Falls, LLC proposes to construct and operate a 357 MW, simple cycle LEPGP in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.08/06/2004 12:00 AM
  • 2004-08-30: Application accepted
  • 2004-09-22: Public meeting
  • 2004-10-01: Scoping decision
  • 2004-11-01: Environmental document available
  • 2004-12-01: Public hearing
  • 2005-02-17: Permit issued
  • 2007-02-01: Project built
  • 2008-05-01: Docket closed