Lake Mary Substation and 115-kV transmission tap line - Great River Energy

Lake Mary Substation and 115-kV transmission tap line

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.

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
  • Easements
    Summer-Fall 2021
  • Construction
    Fall - Winter 2022
  • In service
    Fall - Winter 2022
  • 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
Phone: (763) 445-5976
Marsha Parlow
Transmission permitting specialist
Phone: 612-345-1212
Media Contacts
Lori Buffington
Phone: 763-445-5714
Twitter: @lbuffing