Motley Area 115-kV Transmission Project

The Motley Area project involves 14 miles of 115-kV line construction between the Dog Lake substation and a new substation proposed substation by Crow Wing Power at Fish Trap Lake.  The location of the new substation is near the proposed Minnesota Pipe Line project.  The line is needed for reliability and to meet economic growth in the region.  Permitting will commence later this year and run through 2015.  Great River expects easement acquisition, line design plans, and environmental permits during 2016.  Construction will commence late 2016 with completion expected in late 2017.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Great River Energy 16.5 115 MN MN 2017
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
14 Operating Dog Lake Fish Trap Substation
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2016 MRO MISO US Crow Wing Power