All CapX2020 projects are now complete and energized. The fifth project in South Dakota was placed in-service on September 8, 2017. CapX2020 is a joint initiative of 11 transmission owning utilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin formed to upgrade and expand the electric transmission grid to ensure continued reliable and affordable service.
The La Crosse-Madison Transmission Line Project, also known as the Badger Coulee Project, is an approximately 180-mile, 345 kilovolt (kV) line from north of the La Crosse area to northern Dane County. The line will address electric system reliability issues, provide economic savings and support renewable energy policy. Surveying and soil boring work is underway.
Xcel Energy is proposing to build a 34.5 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and two new substations in the Bayfield Peninsula area.