MH/ALE – Great Northern Transmission Line – Minnesota - Project Profile

MH/ALE – Great Northern Transmission Line – Minnesota - Project Profile


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Manitoba Hydro (MH) of Canada and Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE Inc (ALE) are undertaking the construction of a new transmission line in Minnesota, the US.

The project involves the laying of a new 500kV, 354km transmission line. The project will be developed in phases.

The first phase involves the construction of transmission line from Canadian border to Minnesota's Iron Range. The second phase involves the construction of double circuit line from the Iron Range to Duluth.

The project includes the construction of substations, erection of poles and construction of other related facilities, the laying of transmission lines.

The new transmission line will carry least 750MW of energy into the U.S. Beginning in June 2020, Minnesota Power will utilize the line to carry 383MW from Manitoba Hydro through a power purchase agreement approved by the MPUC in early 2012.

On April 15, 2014, ALE files for state and federal permits to build Great Northern Transmission Line project.

In May 2015, The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) approved the new transmission line.

On June 26, 2015, the draft Environmental Impact Statement of the project was released. Public hearing on the first phase of the project was completed.

In September 2015, the final preferred route and EIS has been submitted to the planning authority.

In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) have issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project.

In January 2016, the project received the recommendation for approval of a route permit from an administrative law judge of Minnesota.

On March 4, 2016, the project secured final route approvals.

On November 17, 2016, the project secured the Presidential permit.

Tree clearing and soil boring works are underway.


The project involves the construction of a 500kV, 354km transmission line from Manitoba province in Canada to the Iron Range Substation in Minnesota, the US.

The US$710 million project includes the following:

1. Laying of transmission line in Phase I

2. Laying of double circuit line Phase II

3. Construction of substations

4. Erection of poles

5. Laying of transmission lines

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