CapX2020 transmission expansion is facilitating renewable energy development in the Upper Midwest, including the Blazing Star 1 Wind Farm, near Hendricks, Minnesota.
The CapX2020 utilities plan to study the transmission system that serves the Upper Midwest to identify system improvements and infrastructure upgrades that may be needed to achieve the ambitious 2050 carbon reduction goals established or proposed by utilities and policymakers. The study, which is called the CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study, will look at maintaining a safe, reliable and cost-effective electric grid as the system adds more carbon-free energy. View CapX2050 Study press release. Also see CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study Information Sheet.
All CapX2020 projects are now complete and energized. The fifth project in South Dakota was placed in-service on September 8, 2017. CapX2020 is a joint initiative of 11 transmission‐owning utilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin formed to upgrade and expand the electric transmission grid to ensure continued reliable and affordable service.
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