2007 MAPP Load and Capability Report

Filed under:Reports - Documents — posted by admin on December 20, 2007 @ 10:03 am


Here’s an important report — save it for a snow day, curl up with a pot of raspberry tea, and take a look at forecasts straight from the horse’s mouth.

MAPP 2007 Load and Capability Report

Look at the generation each utility has, look at their individual projections, and check out the MAPP projections.  This is the same “region” that CapX calls “region” when claiming need.

Also, look at NSP’s Integrated Resource Plan, just out.  Note that they’ve withdrawn their 375MW “need” in 2015:

Xcel IRP Home Page  (download sections)

That should keep you all busy…

Senate District 25 – CapX 2020 target

Filed under:Upcoming Events — posted by admin on @ 8:16 am

There’s an election happening in Senate District 25, and the CapX 2020 transmission corridor goes right through it!  Is anyone paying attention?  They’d better!  Over 70,000 landowners got notices, and many in Senate District 25 were among them.  There was a meeting in the District at the Arlington Community Center about CapX on Tuesday.

Are any of the Senate candidates even aware?


The candidates are Ray Cox (R) and Kevin Dahle (DFL) and Vance Norgaard (IP).  Ray Cox voted for the 2005 Transmission Bill from Hell (Energy Ominous Bill) that opened the door wide open for Xcel to march these transmission lines through Minnesota.  Ray will claim we “need,” parroting CapX, but ask him to back it up and watch what happens!   Dahle’s position?  Generally, the DFL is as guilty as the R’s in toadying for Xcel, but Dahle hasn’t taken a position that I’ve heard.  Norgaard hasn’t either.   There’s a debate tonight.  ASK THEM ABOUT IT!  And if they make the claim that it’s for wind, you know what to do!!!!  ASK THEM WHAT THEY’LL DO TO STOP IT!!!

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace