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Studies and Reports > 2009 MN Biennial Report > NE Planning Zone > Needs: 6.3.12 Pokegama Area

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Transmission Projects Report 2009
Section 6.3: Northeast Zone
p. 109

6.3.12 Pokegama Area

Tracking Number. 2007-NE-N5

Utility. Great River Energy

Inadequacy. Lake Country Power needs new distribution service on the south side of Pokegama Lake near Grand Rapids, MN. Existing distribution feeders cannot reliably serve the load growth.

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Alternatives. Grand Rapids-Hill City 115 kV offers the only transmission source to the area. The load delivery point is expected to be about 8.5 miles from the existing 115 kV line on HWY 169.

Analysis. This is the least cost distribution plan in the Lake Country Power analysis. GRE is obligated to provide a transmission line to the new distribution site whereby the Grand Rapids – Hill City line is the nearest and only viable transmission line to interconnect.

Schedule. Lake Country Power is going to need this new distribution service in 2011. Preliminary right-of-way activities have commenced and the substation property has been purchased. A Certificate of Need will be required if the line is over ten miles in length but it is unlikely that any new line would be that long.


Transmission Projects Report 2009
Section 6.3: Northeast Zone
p. 110

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