ITC Transmission at Commission 10/23

Filed under:ITC MN & IA 345 kV,Upcoming Events — posted by admin on October 10, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

PUC Sept 11 2014

Stop everything — FREEZE — mark your calendar for October 23 at the PUC!

The ITC Midwest MN/IA 345 kV Transmission Project Certificate of Need (12-1053) and the Routing Permit(12-1337) will come before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on October 23, 2014.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m.

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

121 – 7th Place East, 3rd Floor

St. Paul, Minnesota

It’s #2 on the agenda, so it will begin at a little after 9:30, but get there by 9:30 because these things sometimes go FAST!


In the No-CapX-2020-Exceptions-to-ALJ-Recommendation, I’d requested Oral Argument for the parties.  Will there be a public comment option?  If you’re interested in making your comment directly to the Commission at that meeting, email and and request time for public comment.  They don’t always allow public comment, so it would be best to ask for it ASAP.

Some time before October 23, staff will post their “staff briefing papers,” one for the Certificate of Need, and one for the Route Permit, and also DoC-EERA (the routing side of Commerce) will have their recommendations too focused on the route.  I’ll send them around before the meeting, but do keep an eye on the dockets over the next week!  The Briefing Papers will give you an idea where staff is on this, if they have a recommendation.

They’ll be looking at the ALJ’s Recommendation and Exceptions filed by the parties.  Here’s the ALJ’s Recommendation:


And here are the DNR, No CapX, DOC DER and ITC Comments and Exceptions filed:

DNR Comments_20149-103238-02

DNR Exceptions_0149-103238-01



DOC DER Exceptions_20149-103215-01

ITC Midwest Exceptions_20149-103220-02

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