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Studies and Reports > 2015 MN Biennial Report > Table of Contents

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Transmission Projects Report 2015
Table of Contents
   
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 Executive Summary
1
2.0 Biennial Report Requirements
4
2.1 Generally
4
2.2 Reporting Utilities
5
2.3 Certification Requests
6
2.4 General Impacts
8
2.5 Renewable Energy Standards
8
2.6. Distribution Report/Grid Modernization
8
3.0 Transmission Studies
10
3.1 Introduction
10
3.2 Completed Studies
10
3.3 Regional Studies
14
3.4 Load Serving Studies
22
4.0 Public Participation
24
4.1 Public Involvement in Transmission Planning
24
4.2 MISO Transmission Planning
24
4.3 MTO Website
25
4.4 Efforts to Involve the General Public and Local Officials on
      Specific Projects
25
5.0 Transmission Planning Zones
29
5.1 Introduction
29
5.2 Northwest Zone 
30
5.3 Northeast Zone 
31
5.4 West Central Zone
32
5.5 Twin Cities Zone
33
5.6 Southwest Zone
34
5.7 Southeast Zone
34
6.0 Needs
36
6.1 Introduction
36
6.2 The MISO Planning Process
38
6.3 Northwest Zone
42
6.4 Northeast Zone
55
6.5 West Central Zone
89
6.6 Twin Cities Zone 
100
6.7 Southwest Zone 
107
6.8 Southeast Zone 
112
7.0 Transmission-Owning Utilities 
119
7.1 Introduction 
119
7.2 American Transmission Company, LLC 
121
7.3 Dairyland Power Cooperative 
122
7.4 East River Electric Power Cooperative 
123
7.5 Great River Energy 
124
7.6 Hutchinson Utilities Commission 
125
7.7 ITC Midwest LLC 
126
7.8 L&O Power Cooperative 
127
7.9 Marshall Municipal Utilities 
128
7.10 Minnesota Power 
129
7.11 Minnkota Power Cooperative 
130
7.12 Missouri River Energy Services 
131
7.13 Northern States Power Company 
132
7.14 Otter Tail Power Company 
133
7.15 Rochester Public Utilities 
134
7.16 Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency 
135
7.17 Willmar Municipal Utilities 
136
8.0 Renewable Energy Standards 
137
8.1 Introduction 
137
8.2 Reporting Utilities 
137
8.3 Compliance Summary 
138
8.4 Gap Analysis 
138
8.5 Base Capacity and RES/REO Forecast 
138
8.6 Solar Energy Standard 
143
8.7 Corridor Upgrade Project 
146