Maple River-Red River 115 kV Transmission Line Project

Estimated Length: 5 miles
Voltage: 115 kV line
Estimated Cost: $19 million
Estimated in-service Date: May 31, 2019

Xcel Energy is building an approximately 5-mile, 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line within the City of Fargo and Reed Township, North Dakota. The line will serve as a second circuit connecting Xcel Energy’s existing Maple River and Red River substations on new right-of-way.

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A Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity required for the project was approved by the North Dakota Public Service Commission in November, 2017.

Construction Timeline
Construction is expected to begin in August 2018 and be complete in the spring of 2019. The work will include expanding the Red River and Maple River Substations and building the new 115 kilovolt transmission line.

Project Purpose
The Maple River to Red River Project will provide increased reliability of electric service in the Fargo area by reducing overloads on neighboring lines and transformers. The project will help meet reliability standards without having to interrupt electric service to customers.


Gene Kotz
Project Manager

Matt Langan
Siting and Land Rights

Xcel Energy MaritzCX

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