AAARGH! I forgot to post these!


The Big Stone Information Meetings and Public Hearings are being held this week around western Minnesota. Here’s the poop:

Yesterday – oh well, missed that…
Today, Tuesday October 10 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Morris, UofM,

600 E. 4th St., Science Auditorium

Room 2950 Science Bldg.

Wednesday, October 11 @ 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.


Matador Supper Club

778 US Hwy 75

Thursday, October 12 @ 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.


Canby Community Center, City Hall

110 Oscar Ave North

Friday, October 13, 2006 @ 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Granite FAlls

Kilowatt Center, Rm. 107

600 Kilowatt Dr.

Monday, October 16 @ 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

St. Paul – MPUC Large Hearing Room

121 – 7th Place E., Third Floor

To look at what’s been filed in the Big Stone II docket, go to and click on eDockets, and plug in the docket number 05-619.

The purpose of this is to allow public comment on whether this is needed or not — it’s a Certificate of Need proceeding, not a siting proceeding, so NEED and lack thereof is the issue. Witnesses should be there so you can ask questions. Ask your questions on the record, and get good answers! In particular, check out how this plant will satisfy not some generic “need” but how it will satisfy the particular need of those specific utilities asking for the permit.
For the Company’s application, check the Big Stone site, there’s one site for the BSII power plant, and another for the Minnesota Transmission docket. One thing you should look at CRITICALLY is the MISO Big Stone transmission interconnection report. Make sure this gets in the record in the proceeding.

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