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Red Rock Solar Project


Project Docket Details

Docket No GS-19-620
Project name Red Rock Solar Project
Applicant Red Rock Solar, LLC - Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
Description Red Rock Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of Apex Clean Energy, LLC, has proposed to construct and operate the Red Rock Solar Project in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The proposed Red Rock Solar Project would generate up to 60 megawatts (MWs), and the anticipated project size is 483 acres.
Location Cottonwood County
Contact Richard Davis
richard.davis@state.mn.us
507-380-6859

Project Summary

The Red Rock Solar Project is proposed to be located on 483 acres of privately owned land in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, and will generate up to 60 megawatts (MWs) of energy.  The Red Rock Solar Project is being proposed with the Big Bend Wind Project as a hybrid energy generation facility, which will generate a total of up to 314 MWs.  Big Bend Wind, LLC, is pursing a site permit for the Big Bend Wind Project, and additional details can be found under Docket #WS-19-619.  The energy generated at the Red Rock Solar Project will be transmitted to the electrical grid via the 18 mile long, 161 kilovolt (kV) high voltage transmission line (HVTL) being constructed and operated to serve the Big Bend Wind Project.  Additional details for the Big Bend Wind Project 161 kV HVTL route permit application and process can be found under Docket #IP7013/TL-19-621.

Red Rock Solar, LLC has filed an application for a Certificate of Need for the Red Rock Solar Project, and additional details on the CN filings and process can be found under Docket #IP-7014/CN-19-486. 

Key Project Documents

Date Title Description
01/25/2022 Errata to the Environmental Assessment (with corrected Chapter 8 Table formatting) Corrections to the EA completed for the Big Bend Wind, Red Rock Solar, and Big Bend HVLT Projects.
01/20/2022 Notice of Environmental Assessment Availability, Public Hearings, and Comment Period The Environmental Assessment for Big Bend Wind, Red Rock Solar, and Big Bend HVTL Projects is available for review. Public Hearings will be held in-person in Windom, MN on February 1st, and virtually on February 2nd. There is a comment period associated with this notice, which ends at 4:30 pm on February 22nd. Please refer to the Notice for additional hearing and comment period details.
01/18/2022 Big Bend Wind and Red Rock Solar Environmental Assessment Combined Environmental Report and Environmental Assessment for the Big Bend Wind, Red Rock Solar, and Big Bend HVTL Projects
04/09/2021 Public Information and Environmental Scoping Meeting - Presentations Commission staff, Applicant, and DOC-EERA staff presentations from the April 1, 2021 virtual Public Information and Environmental Scoping Meeting.
03/17/2021 Notice of Public Information and Environmental Review Scoping Meeting for the Big Bend Wind Farm and Red Rock Solar Facility A Public Information and Scoping Meeting will be held virtually on April 1, 2021, at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting and provide comments specific to the proposed projects. Additionally, written comments can be submitted through the end of the comment period, April 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.
01/28/2021 Red Rock Solar Project Site Permit Application Red Rock Solar, LLC submitted an Application for a Site Permit Application to construct and operate the Red Rock Solar Project in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The Red Rock Solar Project will generate up to 60 MW of renewable energy as part of a hybrid wind/solar renewable project with the proposed Big Bend Wind Project.

Project Documents