CapX2020 Update

CapX2020 is hosting public open houses on the Big Stone South-Brookings County 345 kV transmission line project to take comments and answer questions from landowners and interested stakeholders. Route options have been narrowed down to two potential routes since the last round of open houses in June.

Maps at the open houses will display primary and alternative routes. Please stop by anytime to learn about the project and to provide comments. No formal presentation is scheduled.

Monday, October 29 | 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Gary Community Center

114 First Avenue

Gary, SD 57237

Tuesday, October 30 | 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

McKnight Community Center

300 West Main Street

White, SD 57276

About the project

The Big Stone South-Brookings County project is a 70-mile, 345 kV transmission line proposed between a new Big Stone South Substation near Big Stone City, S.D. and the Brookings County Substation near Brookings, S.D.

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (SD PUC) granted a Facility Per m it in January 2007 for approximately 35 miles from just west of Big Stone City to just north of Gar y, S.D. CapX2020 plans to file a Facility Permit in mid 2013 for the remaining 35 miles from just nor th of Gar y to the existing Brookings County Substation.

The Big Stone South-Brookings County project is one of 16 multi-value projects (MVPs) approved by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) in December 2011. The MVPs will help expand and enhance the region’s transmission system, reduce congestion, provide access to affordable energy sources, as well as meet public policy requirements, including renewable energy mandates.