Zinran 115-kV Transmission Line and Distribution Substation Project

Great River Energy and Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) are proposing to construct a 115 kilovolt (kV)  transmission project  in Scott County, Minnesota. A new MVEC distribution substation would be located in the city of Savage. To provide power to the new MVEC distribution substation, Great River Energy would build approximately 0.3 mile of new overhead double circuit 115-kV transmission line.

The project is needed to provide MVEC with sufficient capacity in the system to back feed the Prior Lake Substation load during highway construction projects and contingencies in the system. The project is also needed to provide reliable service to growing electric loads in the Savage area.

Quick Facts

Transmission line length: 0.37 mile
Voltage: 115 kV
Structures: Three single steel poles
Spans: 400 to 900 feet apart
Right of way: 70 feet, 35 feet on each side of the transmission line.
Permits: Conditional Use Permit from city of Savage, Scott County Highway Dept., MnDOT



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Public outreach

Great River Energy will contact public agencies and landowners and local elected officials to provide details about the project and to seek their feedback. If a CUP is issued and a final route established, property owners along the transmission line route would be notified individually to discuss specific project details and compensation for the acquisition of easements.

Schedule

Easements

Summer 2017 – Winter 2017

Construction

Winter 2017 – Spring 2018


Permitting/Environmental Approvals

Great River Energy and MVEC have requested a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the project through the City of Savage.

Project Contacts

Peter Schaub
Sr. Field Representative
(763) 445-5976
pschaub@grenergy.com

Carole Schmidt
Supervisor, Transmission Permitting and Compliance
763-445-5214
cschmidt@grenergy.com

Media Contacts

Jennifer Mattson
jmattson@grenergy.com
763-445-5722
Twitter: @jennymmattson

Lori Buffington
lbuffington@grenergy.com
763-445-5714
Twitter: @lbuffing