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PSC Approves Permit for Transmission Line

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A nine mile long transmission line could have a big impact on transporting power generated in the state to other parts of the Midwest. The Public Service Commission  (PSC) approved the permit filed by Montana Dakota Utilities along with Otter Tail Power Company for the line.

The line would run nine miles through North Dakota and then cross another 160 miles in South Dakota.

"The benefit to North Dakota customers is that this line will free up the congestion block of our transmission grid. For many years had a problem with moving out power from the center part of the state to the Eastern part of the state and beyond. With this line being built. It's going to be freeing up that congestion and set the pathway for much more power to move from North Dakota to the region," says Brian Kalk of the PSC.

The line would carry 345 kilo volts, and South Dakota's Public Utilities Commissioners still needs to make a decision on their portion of the line.


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