The North Dakota
Public Service Commission must issue three permits
before a transmission line can be constructed. For
more information about the state regulatory process,
view the project
fact sheet or visit the ND
A Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Commission is required prior to building a high voltage transmission line. It determines that public convenience and necessity call for the construction of the proposed transmission line.
A Certificate of Corridor Compatibility establishes a corridor through which the proposed transmission line may be routed.
During Route Permit proceedings,
the Commission examines alternative routes for the
proposed transmission line within the designated
Fargo-St. Cloud 345 kV project