Minnesota Route Permit: Brookings County-Hampton

Brookings County-Hampton project Route Permit applicationThe CapX2020 utilities filed a Route Permit application (see press release) with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC) for the Brookings County-Hampton 345-kilovolt transmission line project on December 29, 2008. Landowners owning property within one of the two route options were mailed a packet in late December. As required by state law, two route options were proposed for the approximately 240-mile transmission line and associated substations. The MN PUC will determine which route option will be certified after a lengthy public process, including public meetings held by the Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security and public hearings held by the MN PUC and overseen by an administrative law judge.

The CapX2020 utilities encourage all landowners, regardless if they have property within a route option, to continue attending meetings and participating in the public process. There have been instances in Minnesota where the MN PUC has certified routes not proposed in the utilities' Route Permit application. Additionally, public participation continues to be valued at all stages of the process.

If you have questions about the Route Permit application or current project status, please call 1-888-473-2279, use the online form at www.CapX2020.com/contactus.html, or email brookingsinfo@capx2020.com.

If you would like to receive written notices of project milestones regarding the environmental review process, including availability notice of the draft Environmental Impact Statement, please sign up for the project contact list at http://energyfacilities.puc.state.mn.us/.

The CapX2020 utilities filed a supplement on December 31, 2008 to the Brookings County-Hampton Route Permit application. It includes a map labeled "Appendix B.6-Sheet HM11 Helena Substation to Lake Marion Substation detailed route maps" as well as written communications from numerous agencies and local government units. The information included in the supplement has been integrated into the Route Permit application detailed below.

Application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Route Permit for the Brookings County-Hampton 345 kV Transmission Line Project

The linked documents are in Adobe PDF file format.
Detailed route maps are located in Appendices A and B below.
Route maps are also viewable here.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Appendix A
Appendix B.1
Appendix B.2
Appendix B.3
Appendix B.4
Appendix B.5
Appendix B.6
Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E1
Appendix E2
Appendix E3
Appendix E4
Appendix E4
Appendix F01
Appendix F02
Appendix F03
Appendix F04
Appendix F05
Appendix F06
Appendix F07
Appendix F08
Appendix F09
Appendix F10
Appendix F11
Appendix F12
Appendix F13
Appendix G01
Appendix G02
Appendix G03
Appendix G04
Appendix G05
Appendix G06
Appendix G07
Appendix G08
Appendix G09
Appendix H
Appendix I01
Appendix I02
Appendix I03
Appendix I04
Appendix J01
Appendix J02
Appendix J03
Appendix J04
Appendix J05
Agency Written Comments (original filing)
Appendix J05 Agency Written Comments (supplemental filing)
Appendix J06
Appendix J07
Appendix J08
Appendix J09
Appendix J10
Appendix J11
Appendix K
Appendix L
Appendix M