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Great River Energy proposes to construct a new overhead 115-kV transmission line and breaker station that is needed to provide electric power to a new petroleum pump station being proposed by Enbridge Energy. Construction of this project contingent on Enbridge Energy obtaining permits for the Line 3 Replacement Project.
Structure: Wood poles, some specialty poles may also be required
Right of Way: 100-foot-wide right of way, 50 feet on each side of the centerline
Voltage: 115 kV
Spans: 350 to 400 feet apart
Energization: Fall 2018
Length: 13 to 13.5 miles, depending on options
Permits: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission must issue a Route Permit before the project can proceed
An Administrative Law Judge hearing will be held by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission at 6 p.m. on May 5, 2016, at the Waukenabo Town Hall.
Representatives of Great River Energy and Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative held an open house meeting Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Waukenabo Town Hall and provided information about the proposed project and listened to feedback.
Due to permitting delays, schedule is to be determined.
Public comments are due to the Minnesota public utilities commission by Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m. For more information on how to submit written comments, please visit https://minnesotapuc.granicusideas.com/
The Department of Commerce issued an Environmental Assessment April 20, 2016.
Great River Energy held an open house meeting May 7 to provide information and gather feedback from the public and property owners in the areas of the proposed route.
Great River Energy submitted a Route Permit application in August. Learn more about the permitting process.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and the Department of Commerce held a scoping meeting Oct. 27.