Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Minnesota Power Identifies Transmission Line Routes

Minnesota Power has its preferred and alternative routes selected for a new transmission line to connect with Manitoba.

The line is to bring power to the Iron Range and will go through parts of Koochiching County.

Supervisor of environmental siting and permitting, Jim Atkinson says it's now before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for review.

Atkinson says it could lead to environmental scoping hearings later this summer.

Atkinson adds that the route through Koochiching County was altered to address concerned expressed from residents over its original plans.