Elko New Market and Cleary Lake Transmission Upgrade

Great River Energy is planning an extensive rebuild/construction project in the Elko and Cleary Lake areas, MN. The Elko New Market to Cleary Lake Tramission Update project consists of: -Rebuilding nearly 3.5 miles of the existing Great River Energy single circuit 69 line to 115 kV standards from Prior Lake Junction south to Credit River Junction. – Rebuilding approximately 2.4 miles of the existing Great River Energy single circuit 69 kV line to 115 kV standards from Credit River Junction west past MVEC’s Cleary Lake Substation to Xcel Energy’s Credit River Substation. – Permitting the 2.0 miles of existing Great River Energy double circuit 69 kV line to operate at 115 kV between the new Chub Lake Substation and Natchez Avenue. – Rebuilding approximately 5.6 miles of the existing Great River Energy single circuit 69 kV New Market to Elko 69 kV transmission line to 115 kV standards. – Constructtion of approximately 5.4 miles of new double circuit transmission line from the New Market-Elko line to Xcel Energy’s Veseli 69 kV breaker station. As per Jenny Guardia at Great River, this project was energized on 8/30/2016.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Great River Energy 18.9 115 MN MN 2016
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
22 Double Operating Elko Cleary Lake
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
No 2015 MRO MISO US