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Minnesota Route Permit: Monticello-St. Cloud

Minnesota Route Permit application for Monticello-St. Cloud transmission line The CapX2020 utilities filed a Route Permit application (see press release) on April 8, 2009 with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC) for the Monticello-St. Cloud 345-kilovolt transmission line project. Landowners owning property within one of three route options were mailed a packet in early April. Three route options were proposed for the approximately 30-mile transmission line and associated substations (state law requires a minimum of two route options). 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 1-866-876-2869, use the online form at www.capx2020.com/contactus.html, or email fargoinfo@capx2020.com.

If you would like to receive written notice 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/.

Application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Route Permit for the Monticello-St. Cloud 345 kV Transmission Line Project

The linked documents are in Adobe PDF file format.
Detailed route maps are located in Appendix B.
Route maps are also viewable here.

Route Permit Application

Application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a Route Permit for the Monticello to St. Cloud 345 kV Transmission Line Project, Docket # ET-2, E002/TL-09-246, April 8, 2009
239 pages, 3.8 MB PDF

Includes: Table of Contents, Executive Summary, Introduction, Project Information, Engineering and Design, Construction, and Right-Of-Way Acquisition, Route Development and Selection Process, Description of Proposed Routes, Rationale for Selecting Preferred Route, Environmental Information, Public Participation and Agency Involvement, Permits and Approvals, References, Definitions, Acronyms, List of Figures, List of Appendices

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H1
Appendix H2
Appendix H3
Appendix I
Appendix J
Appendix K