Great River Energy is proposing to construct a new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Scott and Rice Counties (“Cedar Lake Reroute” or “Project”). The Project is being done to make room for a second 345-kV circuit to be attached to the existing CapX2020 Brookings to Hampton transmission structures, which run along County Road 2 in the Project area. The Project, along with the second 345-kV circuit, will ensure we maintain reliable and resilient service to electric customers in the future by addressing reliability concerns and increasing deliverability of renewable resources from southern Minnesota to the metro area. A route permit must be issued by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) before construction can begin.
Permitting and public involvement
Great River Energy will submit a route permit application for the proposed project to the PUC. During the route permit process, the public and regulatory agencies will have numerous opportunities to provide input on the Project, including public meetings facilitated by the PUC and Department of Commerce Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (DOC EERA). The DOC EERA will prepare an environmental assessment for the Project. Construction cannot begin until an approved route permit is issued by the PUC.
An open house meeting will be held for property owners and community members to learn more about the project:
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Park Ballroom
300 Lexington Ave S
New Prague, MN 56071
No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are encouraged to come anytime during the hours indicated.