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Transmission projects in the state

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CapX2020 Transmission Projects

We are a partner in CapX2020, a joint initiative of 11 transmission-owning utilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota. Its purpose is to expand the electric transmission grid to ensure customers continue to receive reliable, low-cost electricity. It also will increase access to renewable energy sources.

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Hiawatha Transmission Project

The Hiawatha Project is designed to meet the growing need for electricity in south Minneapolis and to make major improvements to the existing electric infrastructure in the area. The Hiawatha Project also provides the transmission capacity needed to maintain reliable service to the area and to support continued economic development in the future.

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Parkers Lake to Gleason Lake Transmission Rebuild Project

We are rebuilding two existing 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines in Plymouth between Gleason Lake Substation just west of Hennepin County Road 101 and parkers Lake Substation just east of I-494. The existing lines run along the Luce Line Trail in Plymouth.

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Plymouth Project

We are working to address existing and emerging deficiencies in the electric delivery system in the Plymouth area.

We remain committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to the project area and plans to work with all stakeholders to develop more mutually-agreeable infrastructure improvements.

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Red Wing Underground Transmission Project

We are replacing the 1.5 mile section of existing 69kV underground transmission line located between Hill Street and Xcel Energy’s Red Wing Generating Station.  The existing line was installed in 1976 and has reached the end of its design lifespan. No power outages will be associated with this work.

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Huntley-Wilmarth Project

Xcel Energy and ITC Midwest are intending to file the necessary permits to build an approximately 40-50 mile, 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in southern Minnesota. The transmission line would connect Xcel Energy's Wilmarth Substation, north of Mankato, and ITC Midwest's Huntley Substation, south of Winnebago. The targeted in-service date for the project is the end of 2021.

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