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05-1707Fenton Power Partners I, LLC (Fenton PPI) is seeking an amendment of its site permit to allow Fenton PPI to retrofit 136 of the 137 turbines in the Fenton Wind Project located in the counties of Murray and Nobles.10/23/2018 08:21 AM
  • : Application accepted
  • : Draft permit issued
  • : Public meeting
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
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 06/25/2018 04:35 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. 06/25/2018 01:54 PM
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, Minnesota02/20/2018 12:00 AM
  • 2018-04-03: Public meeting
  • 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 County11/21/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2018-01-29: Application accepted
  • 2018-02-20: Public meeting
  • 2018-05-11: Draft permit issued
  • 2018-11-06: 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, Minnesota10/19/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2018-01-30: Application accepted
  • 2018-02-27: Public meeting
  • Upcoming: Draft permit issued
  • Upcoming: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
17-597Nobles 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. 08/18/2017 12:00 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
  • 2019-01-31: Permit issued
  • 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, Iowa06/14/2017 12:00 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 County04/11/2017 12:00 AM
  • 2017-06-16: Application accepted
  • 2017-06-26: Public meeting
  • 2017-08-23: Draft permit issued
  • 2017-09-11: Public hearing
  • 2018-06-18: 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, Minnesota09/30/2016 12:00 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, Minnesota09/22/2016 12:00 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
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
13-216EDF Renewable Energy is applying for an LWECS permit in Pipestone and Murray counties through its Stoneray Power Partners, LLC subsidiary04/15/2013 12:00 AM
  • 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
  • 2018-12-22: Project built
11-471Black Oak Wind, LLC, and Getty Wind, LLC, have jointly submitted a Certificate of Need Application for the proposed Black Oak Wind Farm and Getty Wind Project in Stearns County. The two projects are adjacent to one another and are located near Sauk Centre. The proposed Black Oak Wind Farm is a 42 MW project located in Ashley and Raymond townships . The Getty Wind Project is a 40 MW project located in Getty and Sauk Centre townships. 01/06/2012 12:00 AM
  • 2011-10-11: Application accepted
  • 2012-01-26: Public meeting
  • 2012-02-28: Scoping decision
  • 2012-05-07: Environmental document available
  • 2012-06-26: Public hearing
  • Upcoming: Certificate of Need issued
  • Upcoming: Project closed
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
11-831Getty Wind Company, LLC, proposes to develop a 40 MW wind farm in Getty and Sauk Centre townships in Stearns County. 10/13/2011 12:00 AM
  • 2011-11-14: Application accepted
  • 2012-02-23: Draft permit issued
  • 2012-03-20: Public meeting
  • 2012-06-26: Public hearing
  • 2013-01-28: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
10-124040 MW Wind Farm in Stearns County proposed by Black Oak Wind, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geronimo Wind Energy12/06/2010 12:00 AM
  • 2011-01-06: Application accepted
  • 2011-01-14: Application amended
  • 2011-03-11: Draft permit issued
  • 2011-04-07: Public meeting
  • 2012-06-26: Public hearing
  • 2013-01-28: Permit issued
  • Upcoming: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
09-1197Proposed 301 MW Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Dodge and Mower Counties01/05/2010 12:00 AM
  • 2010-01-19: Application accepted
  • 2010-04-23: Draft permit issued
  • 2010-06-11: Environmental document available
  • 2010-07-01: Public meeting
  • 2010-10-27: Permit issued
  • 2013-02-20: Permit Amended
  • 2014-02-10: Permit Amended
  • 2015-10-30: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
01-30Annual Hearing for the Power Plant Siting and Transmission Line Routing Program02/01/2002 12:00 AM