Staff briefing papers released for ITC Midwest MN/IA line

Filed under:ITC MN & IA 345 kV — posted by admin on October 15, 2014 @ 1:14 pm

The PUC staff has filed its “Staff Briefing Papers” for the October 23, 2014 meeting:

Staff Briefing Papers_201410-103871-01

Pages from Staff Briefing Papers_Attachment 5_ Maps_201410-103871-01

Once more with feeling, the meeting is October 23, beginning at 9:30:

MN Public Utilities Commission

121 – 7th Place East, 3rd Floor Large Hearing Room

St. Paul, MN


Here’s the part that’s particularly disturbing, and which should be changed — the first Finding of Fact — ITC is NOT a public service corporation:


One transmission easement settled…

Filed under:Hampton-Alma-LaCrosse — posted by admin on @ 5:57 am


One small step… and a giant leap!  A tCapX 2020 related ransmission easement settled, and at more than twice the original offer.  Yeah, we can live with that.

The troubling thing is that the appraisal didn’t really make sense, and they way they came to the appraisal amount didn’t add up.  But despite that, the bottom line was good, so we’re not going to quibble.

Onward, heading up north for transmission hearings for the Not-so-Great Northern Transmission Line.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace