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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Input Needed on Xcel Power Line Resolution

On Monday, The Health, Energy & Environment Committee will be taking comments on the Resolution Council Member Schiff, Lilligren and I introduced at the last Council Meeting regarding Xcel's Midtown High Voltage Power Line Proposal.

January 26, 2009
at about 1:30 p.m.
in Room 317 City Hall

The resolution recommends that "Xcel Energy delay its routing permit application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for the Hiawatha Project and provide greater detail regarding the current and future electricity needs that the project is planned to address, as well as a thorough analysis of aggressive alternative methods to abate and/or supply the electricity that is needed" and "that if such an analysis is undertaken and fails to yield a
successful alternative approach to the need for high voltage power lines in Midtown;
that the preferred route for the new high voltage transmission lines is underground
below 28th Street East."

Written comments are also always welcome and will be made part of the public record. They are best sent to


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