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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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19-576Three Waters Wind Farm, LLC is proposing the 201 MW Three Waters Wind Farm in Jackson County, Minnesota. The proposed project area also extends into Osceola and Dickinson Counties, Iowa. The proposed project is primarily planned to be located within Jackson County, Minnesota, but project areas within Osceola and/or Dickinson Counties, Iowa may be utilized as alternative locations should they be necessary. Three Waters Wind Farm, LLC has also applied for a Certificate of Need (CN), which can be found under docket #IP-7002/CN-19-154.10/11/2019 12:14 PM
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19-394Buffalo Ridge Wind, LLC proposes to build and operate a 109 megawatt (MW) wind farm southeast of the city of Lake Benton, in Lincoln and Pipestone County. 07/31/2019 01:48 PM
08-1494Community Wind North, LLC, is seeking a site permit amendment to retrofit the currently operating 30MW Community Wind North Project in Lincoln County.04/02/2019 09:29 AM
  • 2019-04-17: Application accepted
  • 2019-04-17: Draft permit issued
  • 2019-05-28: Public meeting
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
05-1220Jeffers Wind 20, LLC, is seeking a site permit amendment to retrofit the currently operating 50MW Jeffers Wind Energy Center in Cottonwood County.03/28/2019 10:21 AM
  • 2019-04-17: Application accepted
  • 2019-04-17: Draft permit issued
  • 2019-05-29: Public meeting
  • : Permit Decision
  • : Project built
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 or applicant), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, is proposing to build a 170-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Dodge and Steele Counties in southeast Minnesota. DCW is also proposing to build a 21-mile to 26-mile long 345-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage transmission line through Dodge and Olmsted Counties to connect the wind farm to the electric grid. DCW has proposed the project to meet Minnesota Municipal Power’s need for electric power. DCW anticipates that construction will begin in 2020, and the project will be in- service in late 2020. 06/25/2018 04:35 PM
  • 2018-06-29: Docket is open
  • 2018-10-04: Application accepted
  • 2018-10-25: Public meeting
  • 2019-04-18: Scoping decision
  • 2019-07-29: Draft EIS available
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
13-843Odell Wind Farm, LLC has applied for a Large Wind Energy Conversation System Site Permit for the 200 MW Odell Wind Farm in Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, and Watonwan counties10/10/2013 12:00 AM
  • 2013-11-07: Application accepted
  • 2013-12-09: Public meeting
  • 2014-03-11: Draft permit issued
  • 2014-03-31: Public hearing
  • 2014-07-17: 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
10-1238 Proposed 36 megawatt Large Wind Energy Conversion System in Faribault County12/27/2010 12:00 AM
  • 2011-01-14: Application accepted
  • 2011-03-11: Draft permit issued
  • 2011-04-19: Public meeting
  • 2011-08-17: Permit issued
  • 2012-12-15: 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
06-91The Mower County Wind Farm is a 98.9 MW wind farm in Mower County, Minn. 02/28/2006 12:00 AM
  • 2006-03-07: Application accepted
  • 2006-03-07: Draft permit issued
  • 2006-03-27: Public meeting
  • 2006-05-26: Permit issued
  • 2008-05-01: Project built
  • Upcoming: Docket closed
13-258Site Permit Application for a 100 MW Wind Energy Conversion System in Martin & Jackson Counties11/26/2003 12:00 AM
  • 2003-12-22: Application accepted
  • 2004-01-13: Public meeting
  • 2004-03-08: Scoping decision
  • 2004-03-29: Environmental document available
  • 2004-04-26: Draft permit issued
  • 2004-06-17: Permit issued
  • 2004-10-21: Permit Amended
  • 2005-06-00: Project built
  • 2018-02-06: Public meeting
  • 2018-06-14: Permit Amended
  • Upcoming: Project built