Center to Grand Forks

The Center to Grand Forks project is a 250-mile, 345-kV AC transmission line and associated facilities extending from the existing Center 345-kV substation at the Milton R. Young Unit 2 generation station in Oliver County, ND, to the existing Prairie 345-kV substation in Grand Forks County, ND. The transmission line was built to replace a HVDC line sold by Minnkota to Minnesota Power. Construction began in May 2012 and was completed late summer 2014.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Minnkota Power Coop. Inc. 250 345 ND ND 2014
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
353 Operating Center Substation Prairie Substation
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2012 MRO MISO US