Elisha project

Great River Energy is proposing to construct a new 34.5-kV transmission line and 115/34.5-kV bulk substation in Becker and Hubbard counties. This project will improve the reliability of the transmission system in the area by looping the 34.5-kV system and reduce risks associated with low voltage and transmission line overloaded.

Quick Facts

Transmission line length: 14 miles
Voltage: 34.5 kV and 115 kV
Structures: Primarily wood poles
Length: 300 to 400 feet apart
Right-of-way width: 100-foot-wide right of way in most areas, which may overlap with road right of way in some areas
Permits: Environmental review

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Open house

Representatives of Great River Energy and Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association held an open house meeting on June 25, 2018 where they provided information about the proposed project and gathered community comments.



Fall 2018 to summer 2019


Winter 2019 to summer 2020

Other Info

In service by fall 2020

Permitting/Environmental Approvals

An environmental review will be conducted for the project, requesting comments from federal, state and local agencies. Great River Energy will obtain the necessary permit approval prior to construction for the two-mile, 115-kV transmission line and bulk substation. No permitting is required for the 34.5-kV portions of the project.

Project Contacts

Michelle Lommel
Senior field representative

Tony Nelson
Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association
Engineering & operations Manager

Media Contacts

Jennifer Mattson
Twitter: @jennymmattson

Lori Buffington
Twitter: @lbuffing