Tonight Great River Energy held a great meeting on the Tyrone Transmission Project, a “little” 69 kV project along Myrick Street in Le Sueur. For such a short project, what a turn out — this was towards the end, when I got there, it was standing room only, down the hall, all the way to the door.
What was great about this is the level of understanding the folks have, not the GRE folks of course, but the regular people looking for information about how this project came to be proposed, and what they could do about it. LOVE IT when that happens! Questions like:
- Will penta poles leach into the groundwater (10′ well in area!)?
- If they want to power the currently non-existent warehouse district, why isn’t substation over there?
- If this is for Cambria, shouldn’t the substation be on their property?
- About that underground line serving Cambria, what’s up with that?
- If they’re wanting to serve Cambria and the warehouse district on the other side, why tap into the existing 69kV so far to the east and then run all that way back west, isn’t there a better way to do it?
There should be a good article about this in the Le Sueur News-Herald tomorrow or Thursday.
Here’s what they think they want to do:
Here’s the Notice blurb they sent out:
And the GRE Tyrone Transmission Project page!
Next stop, Le Sueur County Zoning & Planning for the first step towards a Conditional Use Permit. Are we having fun yet?