Routing

Routing a transmission line is no small task. The state of Minnesota has statutes and rules that guide the route development process and help minimize a project’s impact to human settlement and the environment. Input from you, local leaders and agencies, as well as our own expertise, was critical in the development of the route we proposed in our application.

Routing process

Five-step routing process

  • Define study area

  • Define route corridor

  • Define preliminary route

  • Identify proposed route

  • Submit Certificate of Need and Route Permit to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

    Engagement opportunities during PUC process

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We conducted a robust stakeholder process prior to applying for a Certificate of Need and Route Permit from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in August 2023.

Regulatory process

In August 2023, we submitted our proposed route in our application for a Certificate of Need and Route Permit to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC). At each point during our routing process, and now, after we've submitted to the PUC, there will be opportunities for public input.

You can subscribe to receive updates from the PUC. Visit edockets.state.mn.us and enter the docket number you’re interested in tracking. For information on the Certificate of Need use docket 22-416 and for information on the Route Permit use docket 22-415.

Review PUC filings