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Studies and Reports > 2009 MN Biennial Report > SE Planning Zone > Needs: 6.7.15 Saint Peter Area

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Transmission Projects Report 2009
Section 6.7: Southeast Zone
p. 285

6.7.15 Saint Peter Area

Tracking Number: 2009-SE-N5

Utility: Southern MN Municipal Power Agency

Inadequacy: Load has continued to grow in the City of Saint Peter area in Nicollet County, and additional load serving resources are necessary. The existing distribution system is inadequate to serve these new load centers within the City of Saint Peter.

A map of the St. Peter area is shown on the following page.

Alternatives: The only alternative is to build a new 69 kV load serving distribution substation in the City.

Analysis: The City has determined that the best solution is to build a new 69 kV substation in the northeast part of the City called the Sunrise Substation. A new 69 kV line will be constructed between the City’s existing Broadway Substation and the new Sunrise Substation. The rating of this new 69 kV line section would be 71.7 MVA. This new 69 kV line section will be part of the existing 69 kV line between Traverse and Lake Emily Substations. In addition, once the new line and substation are constructed, 3.3 miles of an existing Xcel Energy 69 kV transmission line between the existing Main (Front) Substation and 36th Avenue can be retired. This section of line being retried has a rating limitation and was planned to be rebuilt in 2010.

Schedule: This project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2010. Since the project involves only 69 kV facilities, no state review by the Public Utilities Commission will be required.


Transmission Projects Report 2009
Section 6.7: Southeast Zone
p. 286

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