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 Jackson Park SW, Lot 1, Block 2, Jackson Park Third Addition and be rebuilt. Great River Energy proposes to construct an approximately 0.19 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.

Quick facts
  • Length: Approximately 0.19 miles
  • Voltage: 115 kV
  • Structures: Wood, wood laminate and steel poles Spans – 350 to 450 feet apart
  • Right of way: 80-foot-wide right of way.
  • Permits: As noted
  • Easements
    Summer-Fall 2022
  • Construction
    Winter 2022 - Fall 2023
  • In service
    Fall 2023
  • 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