Electric Service Area Maps
In the mid-1970s all electric distribution utility companies operating in Minnesota were directed by Minnesota Statutes 216B.39, subd. 3 to file maps with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission identifying their Electric Utility Service Areas (EUSA).
In 2012, the PUC began to digitize the paper maps, with the process completed in 2014. The digital EUSA map is the official map for the state of Minnesota, per the Commission’s April 9, 2014 Order in Docket 12-957.
All service area modifications filings must be eFiled for Commission approval and must include all items on the service area checklist. (see link to Filing Checklist at right)
Electric Service Area Maps Questions?
Additional Maps Information
The maps use data collected from broadband service providers, reviewed by a third party, and verified if questions are raised. Data is collected annually and the maps and data online are current as of October 2018.
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Electric Transmission Lines & Substations
The electric transmission network information consists of transmission lines, with associated substations, designed to handle 60 Kilovolts or greater.
Telephone Exchange Boundaries
At the time of the Bell System breakup, Bell operating companies were restricted to operations within specific areas called LATAs.