Deephaven to Westgate Transmission Rebuild Project

Rebuilt 69-kilovolt transmission line will improve electric reliability in west metro.

Xcel Energy is rebuilding a transmission line between an electric substation located in Deephaven and the Westgate substation in Eden Prairie.

The transmission line was originally built in the 1950s and has reached the end of its expected life.

The structures will be similar in height to the current structures and most of the work will occur in the existing easement or road right-of-way.

Beginning in February/March 2023 we will begin removing some vegetation to prepare for the work; rebuild work, including removing old structures and placing new ones will begin in Summer 2023. The full project, including any necessary restoration, is expected to be complete by Spring 2024.

View our project map overview (PDF)

If you have questions or concerns, contact: Chris Berglund at 612‐330‐6471 or by email at