Lake Eunice 115-kV Transmission Conversion

Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) and Great River Energy propose to convert and operate LREC’s Lake Eunice Substation and about a 0.8-mile portion of Great River Energy’s 41.6-kV LR-LET transmission line to 115-kV standards. These facilities are located in Lake Eunice Township, Becker County, Minn. These upgrades will move the Lake Eunice Substation from a radial to a loop feed and improve the reliability of transmission service to the Lake Eunice Substation.

Quick Facts

Length: 0.8 mile
Voltage: 115 kV
Structures: Wood poles
Spans: 200 to 300 feet apart
Right of way: 80-foot-wide right of way with 40 feet
on each side of the centerline
Permits: PUC route permit

Public outreach

Great River Energy will seek a Route Permit for the project from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. In this state permitting process, the public has several opportunities to provide feedback on the project.

Schedule

Easements

Spring 2020 - Summer 2020

Construction

Fall 2020 - Winter 2020

Restoration

Spring 2021


Permitting/Environmental Approvals

Great River Energy will seek a Route Permit for the project from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. In this state permitting process, the public is afforded several opportunities to provide feedback on the project.

Project Contacts

Peter M. Schaub
Sr. Field Representative, Land Rights
(763) 445-5976 or 1-888-521-0130
pschaub@grenergy.com

Marsha Parlow
Transmission Permitting Analyst
763-445-5215
mparlow@grenergy.com

Media Contacts

If you are with the media, please contact:

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

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