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Studies and Reports > 2009 MN Biennial Report > NE Planning Zone > Needs: 6.3.25 Other Zone-Specific Issues

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Transmission Projects Report 2009
Section 6.3: Northeast Zone
p. 135

6.3.25 Other Zone-Specific Issues

The addition of other large industrial loads such as Essar Steel (tracking number 2007-NE-N2) could trigger the need for transmission additions not covered in this Biennial Report. The utilities serving the area are aware that companies are in the process of conducting feasibility studies for expansion of existing operations or addition of new operations that could impact the NE Zone. Until these companies’ plans are finalized, the utilities do not have the information necessary to determine what additional transmission may be required to serve these loads if they do occur.