Great River Energy owns the 24-mile “KA-SL” 69-kV transmission line in Kandiyohi and Meeker counties. The line was built in the early 1950s and due to its age and condition needs to be replaced. The outdated switch structures on both ends will also be replaced. Great River Energy’s rebuild will follow the existing transmission centerline. Generally, the existing line follows roadways with a few cross-country portions. Minor alignment changes may be discussed with individual landowners.

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Quick facts

Length: 24 miles
Voltage: 69 kV
Structures: Wood poles
Spans: 350 to 400 feet apart
Right of way: 70-foot-wide right of way; 35-feet on each side of the centerline.

Schedule

Easements

Winter/Spring 2022

Construction

Fall 2022


Permitting/ environmental approvals

Kandiyohi and Meeker counties do not require conditional use permits for this rebuild project. Great River Energy will work with both counties, state and federal agencies to secure road crossing permits and any other required environmental or construction permits.

Great River Energy has existing easement rights to rebuild, operate and maintain the transmission line. The easement area will continue to be maintained to be clear of trees and vegetation to allow for the safe operation of the line. Some areas may require additional easement rights or clarification of rights. All landowners along the transmission line rebuild will be provided project notifications, and we welcome any questions about the project.

Project contacts

Dale Aukee
Senior Field Representative, Land Rights
612-840-4019
daukee@grenergy.com

Marsha Parlow
Transmission Permitting Specialist
612-345-1212
mparlow@grenergy.com

Media contacts

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

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