Lake Eunice 115-kV transmission conversion - Great River Energy

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.

Permitting/environmental approvals

Quick facts
  • Length: 0.8 mile
  • Voltage: 115 kV
  • Structures: Wood poles
  • Spans: 200 to 300 feet apart
  • Right of way : Approximately 90-foot-wide right of way with 45 feet on each side of the centerline
  • Permits: PUC route permit
  • Easements
    Spring 2020 - Summer 2020
  • Construction
    First quarter 2021 – third quarter 2021
  • Restoration
    Summer 2021
Project Contacts
Peter M. Schaub
Sr. field representative, land rights
Phone: (763) 445-5976 or 1-888-521-0130
Dan Lesher
Leader, transmission permitting & compliance
Phone: 763-445-5975
Media Contacts
Lori Buffington
Phone: 763-445-5714
Twitter: @lbuffing