Meeting will include information about transmission line
ORONOCO — A proposed 161-kilovolt transmission line in eastern Olmsted County will be the subject of a public information meeting Nov. 29 in Oronoco.
The 29- to 30-mile line would run north-south through Farmington and Haverhill townships, between a Rochester Public Utilities substation near Chester and the proposed CapX2020 345-kilovolt transmission line. It is commonly called the "Chester line."
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Oronoco Community Center, 115 Second St. N.W., and is scheduled to last three hours. It is being held to provide information about the project and identify issues and alternative routes to be studied during an upcoming environmental assessment.
Information about the project is available at the website: tinyurl.com/7g9svy4 .
The meeting will be led by the Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Facility Permitting staff.
Written comments about the transmission-line project will be accepted until Dec. 8. Comments should include the Public Utilities Commission docket number E002/TL-11-800 and may be mailed, emailed or faxed to Matthew Langan, state permit manager, Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 Seventh Place E., suite 500, St. Paul, 55101-2198. The fax number is (651) 296-2096, and Langan's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org . Comments also may be submitted at the website: tinyurl.com/7dja69x .