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Studies and Reports > 2021 Biennial Report > Table of Contents

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Transmission Projects Report 2021
 
   
   

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page numbers are applicable to print and PDF versions of report

1.0 Executive Summary 1
2.0 Biennial Report Requirements 5
2.1 Generally 5
2.2 Reporting Utilities 7
2.3 Certification Requests 8
2.4 General Impacts 8
2.5 Renewable Energy Standards 9
2.6. Distribution Report/Grid Modernization 10
2.7. Non-Wire Alternatives 11
2.8. FERC, MISO and Commission Actions Related to Distributed Energy Resources and Distribution Planning 15
2.9 MISO and Minnesota's Transmission Needs 21
3.0 Transmission Studies 23
3.1 Introduction 23
3.2 Completed Studies 23
3.3 Regional Studies 24
3.4 Load Serving Studies 25
4.0 Public Participation 28
4.1 Public Involvement in Transmission Planning 28
4.2 MISO Transmission Planning 28
4.3 MTO Website 29
4.4 Efforts to Involve the General Public and Local Officials on Specific Projects 29
5.0 Transmission Planning Zones 32
5.1 Introduction 32
5.2 Northwest Zone  33
5.3 Northeast Zone  34
5.4 West Central Zone 36
5.5 Twin Cities Zone 37
5.6 Southwest Zone 38
5.7 Southeast Zone 39
6.0 Needs 41
6.1 Introduction 41
6.2 The MISO Planning Process 43
6.3 Northwest Zone 47
6.4 Northeast Zone 60
6.5 West Central Zone 120
6.6 Twin Cities Zone  135
6.7 Southwest Zone  145
6.8 Southeast Zone  153
7.0 Transmission-Owning Utilities 

165

7.1 Introduction 

165

7.2 American Transmission Company, LLC 

167

7.3 Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

168

7.4 Dairyland Power Cooperative 

169

7.5 East River Electric Power Cooperative 

170

7.6 Great River Energy 

171

7.7 ITC Midwest LLC 

172

7.8 L&O Power Cooperative 

173

7.9 Minnesota Power 

174

7.10 Minnkota Power Cooperative 

175

7.11 Missouri River Energy Services 

176

7.12 Northern States Power Company 

177

7.13 Otter Tail Power Company 

178

7.14 Rochester Public Utilities 

179

7.15 Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

180

8.0 Renewable Energy Standards  181
8.1 Introduction  181
8.2 Reporting Utilities  181
8.3 Compliance Summary  182
8.4 Gap Analysis  182
8.5 Base Capacity and RES/REO Forecast  182
8.6 Solar Energy Standard  186
9.0 Clean Energy Goals 189
9.1 Introduction 189
9.2 Clean Energy Commitments 189
9.3 Approved Minnesota Resource Plans and Other Statutory Goals 193
9.4 Ongoing Studies 194
Appendix A: NERC 2020 Long-Term Reliability Assessment-December 2020 (excerpt)