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 have issued a report identifying the critical elements necessary for continued safe, reliable and affordable electric grid operation as well as the long-term policies and procedures needed to transition to a future with more non-dispatchable generation resources. The report, which is called the CapX2050 Transmission Vision Report, highlights the challenges transmission planners and operators may face to maintain a safe and reliable system as energy production in the region evolves. View the CapX2050 Report press release. Also view the CapX2050 Transmission Vision Report Executive Summary.
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 10 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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