Runestone Electric Association (REA) intends to re-build the Lake Mary electric substation from 41.6-kV to 115-kV service. The substation is currently located on REA’s property in Alexandria, Minnesota. To allow for expansion, the substation will be moved to the southeast corner of REA’s property and rebuilt. Great River Energy proposes to construct an approximately 1.4 mile, 115-kV transmission tap line called the RU-LMT line, to power the new substation project. The project will increase needed capacity of the substation and improve the reliability of the electrical system in the Alexandria area.

Open house
Great River Energy hosted a virtual open house on Feb. 18, 2021. The recording of the meeting is below.

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Quick facts

Length: Approximately 1.4 miles
Voltage: 115 kV
Structures: Wood, wood laminate and steel poles Spans – 300 to 400 feet apart
Right of way: 100-foot-wide right of way. 50 feet on each side of the centerline.
Permits: As noted

Open house

Great River Energy held a virtual, open house Feb. 18, 2021.



Summer - Fall 2021


Fall - Winter 2022

Other Info

Fall - Winter 2022 in service

Permitting/ environmental approvals

Douglas County will conduct the route permitting process for this project. The county will notify interested parties regarding the process and participation.

Project contacts

Peter M. Schaub
Sr. Field Representative, Land Rights
(763) 445-5976

Marsha Parlow
Transmission Permitting Specialist

Media contacts

Jennifer Mattson
Twitter: @jennymmattson

Lori Buffington 
Twitter: @lbuffing