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Planning Zones

Northwest Zone
Northeast Zone
West Central Zone
Twin Cities Zone
Southwest Zone
Southeast Zone

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Sponsoring Utilities
American Transmission Company
Central Minnesota Power Agency/Services
Dairyland Power Cooperative
East River Electric Power Cooperative
Great River Energy
ITC Midwest
L&O Power Cooperative
Minnesota Power
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Missouri River Energy
Otter Tail Power Company
Rochester Public Utilities Commission
Southern Minnesota
Municipal Power Agency
Xcel Energy
Participating Government Agencies
Minnesota Public Utililities Commission
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Environmental Quality Board
Related Links
North American Electric Reliability Council
Midcontinent ISO
National Electric Safety Code
US Department of Energy

2009 Minnesota Biennial Transmission Projects Report

The 2009 Minnesota Biennial Transmission Projects Report was filed with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on November 1, 2009. The report can be downloaded as PDF files and is broken up by section for ease of downloading.

List of Utilities  (PDF, 12 KB)
Table of Contents  (PDF, 16 KB)
Chapter 1 Executive Summary  (PDF, 20 KB)
Chapter 2 Requirements  (PDF, 32 KB)
Chapter 3 Transmission Studies  (PDF, 84 KB)
Chapter 4 Public Participation  (PDF, 52 KB)
Chapter 5 Transmission Planning Zones  (PDF, 84 KB)
Chapter 6 Needs – Section 6.1  (PDF, 20 KB)
Chapter 6 Needs – Section 6.2 Northwest  (PDF, 15.6 MB)
Chapter 6 Needs – Section 6.3 Northeast  (PDF, 20.2 MB)
Chapter 6 Needs – Section 6.4 West Central  (PDF, 18.9 MB)
Chapter 6 Needs – Section 6.5 Twin Cities  (PDF, 22.1 MB)
Chapter 6 Needs – Section 6.6 Southwest  (PDF, 16.4 MB)
Chapter 6 Needs – Section 6.7 Southeast  (PDF, 25.7 MB)
Chapter 7 Transmission Owning Utilities  (PDF, 76 KB)
Chapter 8 Renewable Energy Standards  (PDF, 100 KB)

Some of the above PDF documents are very large and will take a long time to download, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. See optional HTML report format.