Minot, state leaders tout completion of transmission line

MINOT, N.D. - A recently-finished energy transmission line aims to improve access to reliable electricity.

Local and state leaders gathered at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in Minot Wednesday morning to celebrate the line's completion.

The project cost $20.5 million and includes a 27-mile line that runs around Minot, as well as a substation, according to Tom Meland, the General Manager of Central Power Electric Cooperative

It's made possible through a rural utility program through the USDA.

“It's a bulk transmission facility that's going to shore up two of our bulk transmission substations in the area, southwest of Minot and northeast of Minot, actually east of Ruthville,” said Tom Meland, General Manager of Central Power Electric Cooperative.

Central Power Electric Cooperative serves six major customers across the region.