FERC Urged To Nix $445M Midwest Power Line Project

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 3:29 PM EST) -- Two advocacy groups want the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to nix Xcel Energy Inc.'s planned $445 million, 345-kilovolt transmission line that's part of a joint initiative by utilities to increase electrical capacity across the upper Midwest, claiming it will hurt the electrical grid's stability, the regulator said Thursday.

Citizens Energy Task Force and Save Our Unique Lands claim the addition of the transmission line, which would run from Hampton, Minn., to a planned substation in La Crosse, Wis., is prohibited because electrical impacts of the addition...
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