Xcel Energy is 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. The CapX2020 projects include four 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines, one 230-kV line and associated substations. The lines represent one of the largest single transmission initiatives in the region in decades, spanning nearly 800 miles.
For more information on the projects, please visit the Grid North Partners website (external link).