Minnesota Power, Great River Energy plan nearly $1 billion line connecting Iron Range, central Minnesota
Monday, July 25, 2022
DULUTH — Minnesota Power and Great River Energy are planning to build a nearly $1 billion, 150-mile-long transmission line from the Iron Range to central Minnesota.
On Monday, Minnesota Power, a Duluth-based utility owned by Allete, and Great River Energy, which provides electricity to cooperatives across Minnesota, announced it would jointly build the double-circuit 345-kilovolt line stretching from Minnesota Power’s Iron Range Substation in Itasca County to Great River Energy’s Benton County Substation and then to a new Great River Energy substation in Sherburne County.
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