January 16th, 2013
Comments were due today on Minnesota Power’s request for Exemptions from the rules governing content of Applications for a Certificate of Need for a transmission line.
Look at the red on that map — potentially affected areas where MP is looking to put a transmission line. WOOOOO-EEEE, that’s a lot of land!
Minnesota Power’s proposed Great Northern Transmission Line is inching along in the Certificate of Need process. Here’s Minnesota Power’s site:
And to look at the full docket, go to www.puc.state.mn.us, click on “Search eDockets” and search for 12-1163. The application is expected sometime in March or so, but I’d guess it will be later.
Here’s how they plan to let people know about the project — it was filed a while ago, Comments were due, and I tried and tried to get people to comment, oh well, here’s what was filed about the Notice Plan filed in October and the Comments filed in November:
That’s sitting at the PUC now. So where are we? Just starting out… Here’s a diagram of the hoops for the PUC process, edited a bit by yours truly for handouts at the meetings a couple months ago, we’re at the very first box in the chart:
Today, comments were due on the Minnesota Power request for Exemptions from some specific rules, Reply Comments, that is. Here’s what’s been filed: