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Studies and Reports > 2017 MN Biennial Report > Table of Contents

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Transmission Projects Report 2017
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
6
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
13
3.4 Load Serving Studies
14
4.0 Public Participation
16
4.1 Public Involvement in Transmission Planning
16
4.2 MISO Transmission Planning
16
4.3 MTO Website
17
4.4 Efforts to Involve the General Public and Local Officials on
      Specific Projects
17
5.0 Transmission Planning Zones
21
5.1 Introduction
21
5.2 Northwest Zone 
30
5.3 Northeast Zone 
22
5.4 West Central Zone
23
5.5 Twin Cities Zone
26
5.6 Southwest Zone
28
5.7 Southeast Zone
28
6.0 Needs
30
6.1 Introduction
30
6.2 The MISO Planning Process
33
6.3 Northwest Zone
36
6.4 Northeast Zone
53
6.5 West Central Zone
93
6.6 Twin Cities Zone 
103
6.7 Southwest Zone 
109
6.8 Southeast Zone 
114
7.0 Transmission-Owning Utilities 
124
7.1 Introduction 
124
7.2 American Transmission Company, LLC 
126
7.3 Dairyland Power Cooperative 
127
7.4 East River Electric Power Cooperative 
128
7.5 Great River Energy 
129
7.6 Hutchinson Utilities Commission 
130
7.7 ITC Midwest LLC 
131
7.8 L&O Power Cooperative 
132
7.9 Marshall Municipal Utilities 
133
7.10 Minnesota Power 
134
7.11 Minnkota Power Cooperative 
135
7.12 Missouri River Energy Services 
136
7.13 Northern States Power Company 
137
7.14 Otter Tail Power Company 
138
7.15 Rochester Public Utilities 
139
7.16 Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency 
140
7.17 Willmar Municipal Utilities 
141
8.0 Renewable Energy Standards 
142
8.1 Introduction 
142
8.2 Reporting Utilities 
142
8.3 Compliance Summary 
143
8.4 Gap Analysis 
143
8.5 Base Capacity and RES/REO Forecast 
143
8.6 Solar Energy Standard 
149