Get ready for evidentiary hearings!

Filed under:Upcoming Events — posted by admin on November 20, 2009 @ 8:04 am

The Brookings CapX 2020 evidentiary hearings begin November 30, and it’s a road show across southern Minnesota.  See schedule below.

Also, I’d noticed the numbers are off on the amps on the charts for their EMF modeling calculations (and amps mean everything).   SO, I found the chart, they’re way off, but not by a factor of 10 as I’d thought!  For the line configuration, 115kV 945kcmil ACSS the amperage is more like 12

Conductor Specs – SW MN 345kV Exhibit 35, Appendix 7

Here’s the relevant part, remember the range they modeled for was 3xx amps to 1,1xx amps (don’t have it here and can’t remember) and the one furthest to the left was 874 amps.  The chart is in chapter 6:


874 amps is about half of what the line is rated for.  The column on the far left is the amps, and the column on the far right is the size in kCmil of the conductor.  The columns in between are the various MVA ratings, and the yellow highlighted ones are for bundled 954kCmil, MVA of 2068-2085.  So the amps can be far higher than what they say, meaning the EMF levels will be far higher.


November 30 (Monday)

2:30 & 7 p.m.

Prairie’s Edge Casino, 5616 Prairie’s Edge Lane, Granite Falls, MN


December 1 (Tuesday)

1 & 7 p.m.

SMSU Upper Conference Center, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN


December 2 (Wednesday)

1 & & p.m.

Redwood Area Community Center, 901 Cook Street, Redwood Falls, MN


December 3 (Thursday)

1 & 7 p.m.

Winthrop Vets Club, 206 North Main Street, Winthrop, MN


December 7 (Monday)

1 & 7 p.m.

Brass Top Hall/Hog Wild Saloon, 514 Main Street, Henderson, MN


December 8 (Tuesday)

1 & 7 p.m.

Lonsdale VFW, 115 2nd Avenue SW, Lonsdale, MN


December 9 (Wednesday)

1 & 7 p.m.

Park Ballroom/American Legion, 300 So. Lexington Avenue, New Prague, MN


December 10 (Thursday)

1 & 7 p.m


December 11 (Friday)

Holiday Inn, 20800 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN


December 15-18 (Tuesday – Friday)

9:30 a.m. – ????

PUC – 121 – 7th Place E., 3rd Floor, St. Paul

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace