Thursday, April 17, 2014

Minnesota Power Seeks Power Line Permits

Minnesota Power is applying for the necessary State and Federal permits for its 500-kilovolt transmission line to bring power from Manitoba to the Iron Range.

The new line is expected to be in place by 2020.

Minnesota Power is still examining potential routes, including cutting through a portion of Koochiching County.

Cost of the project is estimated at between $500 and $650 million.