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Otter Tail, Xcell apply for transmission line with PUC

June 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) Otter Tail Power Company and Xcel Energy have filed a permit application with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission for a high-voltage transmission line from Big Stone City to near Brookings.
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Plans discussed for new electric transmission line

September 11, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON ITC Midwest, an energy transmission company, hosted an open house Tuesday at the Jackson County Fairgrounds for area residents to discuss a new high-voltage electric transmission line that would run through southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Continue Reading

Wis. regulators approve western power line

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The line will link to a larger transmission project dubbed CapX2020 to serve Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas.
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Power cable deal to bring transmission lines for wind energy

March 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Georgia-based Southwire Company, which has a plant in Flora, Ill., and Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, said the Illinois plant has agreed to manufacture 500 miles of overhead transmission cable for a grid designed to harness wind energy. Continue Reading

SD wind projects limited by lack of power lines

January 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) North Dakota is expected add hundreds of megawatts of wind energy this year, while development has slowed to a near stop in South Dakota. The difference seems to be the availability of high-voltage power lines to ship the power to cities that need it.

South Dakota has more than 30,000 megawatts of proposed wind energy projects in the queue, according to the American Wind Energy Association, but a state association director said he’s received no indication from developers that they’re ready to start building new wind farms. Continue Reading

SD wind development stalls while ND charges ahead

January 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) North Dakota is poised to add hundreds of megawatts of wind energy in 2012, while development has slowed to a near stop in South Dakota. Continue Reading

Electric cooperatives accommodate growing demand

November 7, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT (AP) Rural electric cooperatives in the Minot region have been in a building mode for the past few years to try to keep ahead of the demand for electricity.
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Regulators endorse power line improvements between North Dakota, Minnesot

October 7, 2010 in West Central Tribune

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) North Dakota utility regulators on Wednesday endorsed three power line transmission projects in neighboring states that they said should provide safeguards against blackouts on the region’s electric grid.
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