Minnesota PUC Petitioned to Rethink Project Approval

Certain public interest groups petitioned the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to reconsider its decision approving a $500 million high-voltage transmission line connecting La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Rochester, Minnesota.  The project, currently under construction by Dairyland Power Cooperative and other investing utilities, is scheduled for completion in 2015.  Opponents of the line say that actual growth and demand have not met forecasted numbers and, therefore, the line will not provide the benefits projected at the time it was proposed to the PUC.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the story.

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