WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published March 28, 2011, 01:12 PM

Minnkota Wants Narrow Corridor for Power Line

A Grand Forks electric cooperative wants to build a new power line from west-central North Dakota to Grand Forks. Minnkota Power Cooperative wants approval for a narrow corridor of land to place the 260-mile power line.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks electric cooperative wants to build a new power line from west-central North Dakota to Grand Forks.

Minnkota Power Cooperative wants approval for a narrow corridor of land to place the 260-mile power line.

North Dakota's Public Service Commission says the corridor can be up to six miles wide. But Minnkota wants a corridor that's only 1,000 feet wide.

Commissioner Tony Clark says the narrower strip of land will mean less survey expense.

Normally a utility asks the PSC for a corridor and route permit at the same time. The corridor is the power line's general area, and the route is the line's specific location.

Minnkota is asking for a corridor permit first, and then it will seek the more specific route permit.

Tags: