ITC Midwest told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that it intends to re-energize a 69-kV transmission line for the Minnesota-Iowa 345-kV Transmission Project on or after Feb. 24.
As noted in the company’s Feb. 21 filing, the commission in November 2014 issued a route permit for ITC Midwest to build the project and associated facilities in Jackson, Martin, and Faribault counties in Minnesota. The commission last May found the “Plan and Profile” filing for “Segment 2” of the project – from Structure 159 to Structure 242 – was in compliance with the route permit. The company also noted that all of Segment 2 is located in Martin County.
ITC Midwest said that it has completed stringing of the 69-kV line owned by Great River Energy for Segment 2, which is co-located for 2.2 miles on 69-kV/161-kV/345-kV structures, between the Fox Lake substation and the Rutland substation near Lake Charlotte. The 161-kV transmission line from the Fox Lake substation to Structure 159 was built and installed as part of “Segment 1” of the project, the company said.
The company also noted that it will provide notice to the commission at least three days before the 345-kV line is placed into service, in compliance with the route permit.
Consistent with Segment 1, construction, restoration and revegetation activities continue along Segment 2 of the project, the company said, adding that it will notify the commission when those activities have been completed.
ITC is a Fortis (NYSE:FTS) company.