Great River Energy and Meeker Cooperative Light & Power Association propose to construct new overhead 115-kV transmission line that is needed to provide electric power to a new Minnesota Pipe Line Company pumping station.

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Quick facts

Structure: Wood poles
Right of Way: 100-foot-wide right of way. 50 feet on each side of the centerline.
Voltage: 115 kV
Energization: End of 2017
Length:  5.5 miles
Permits:  Conditional Use Permit and Environmental Assessment from Meeker County Board of Commissioners needed before construction can start.



Late 2015 to June 2016


Tree removal complete. Line construction started March 2017.


Early fall 2017

Other Info

Energized fall 2017

Permitting/ environmental approvals

All permits for this project have been obtained.


A public hearing was held Aug. 18 at the Meeker County Courthouse in Litchfield.

The Environmental Assessment was accepted as complete on June 16, 2015 by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners.

Meeker County approved Great River Energy’s conditional use permit on Sept. 1, 2015.

DNR water crossing license has been obtained.

US Army Corps of Engineers authorized project under General Permit (RGP-003-MN).

Project contacts

Dale Aukee
Senior Field Representative
Marsha Parlow
Transmission Permitting Analyst

Media contacts

If you are with the media, please contact:

Jennifer Mattson
Twitter: @jennymmattson

Lori Buffington 
Twitter: @lbuffing