July 8th PUC – Cost recovery & St. Cloud-Monticello routing

Filed under:Uncategorized — posted by admin on June 25, 2010 @ 10:18 am


Two CapX 2020 transmission-related issues are before the PUC on July 8th, so do mark your calendars!

July 8 PUC Meeting Notice & Agenda

3rd and 8th on the agenda:

The following items will not be heard before 10:30 a.m.

3.     E-002/M-09-1048 Northern States Power Company d/b/a/ Xcel Energy
In the Matter of the Petition of Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation, for Approval of a Modification to its TCR Tariff, 2010 Project Eligibility, TCR Rate Factors, Continuation of Deferred Accounting and 2009 True-up Report.

8.     E002, ET2/TL-09-246 Northern States Power Company (dba Xcel Energy); Great River Energy
In the Matter of the Application for a Route Permit for the Monticello to St. Cloud 345 kV Transmission Line Project.

Should the Commission find that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the record adequately address the issues identified in the Scoping Decision?

Should the Commission issue a Route Permit identifying a route and permit conditions for the Monticello to St. Cloud 345 kV Transmission Line? (PUC: DeBIeeckere; OES: Birkholz)

And here’s a powerpoint from January 2005 (it popped up in a Google Alert this morning):


The last point in this says it all:

ยขLegislation in 2005 allowed all this to become a reality

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace