As part of Xcel Energy's commitment to provide reliable electric service to customers in the Plymouth area, the company has rebuilt an existing 115 kilovolt (kV) double circuit transmission line between Gleason Lake Substation just west of Hennepin County Road 101 and Parkers Lake Substation just east of I-494.
The existing transmission line was built in the mid 1950's. The existing wood h-frame structures were at the end of their useful life. In place of the h-frame structures, we installed two separate single circuit lines that feature single pole self-weathering steel structures, as well as new conductor (wire). The operating voltages for the new lines remain at 115 kV. Replacing the existing structures increases electric reliability for the area and add redundancy to the system.
A portion of the new line runs along the Luce Line Trail. Xcel Energy wants to thank residents for their patience as a portion of the trail was closed during construction.
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