Minnesota Land Use Planning (1-MN-a)
Land Use Planning Process
1-MN-a.1 – Initiate Route Permit Process
In Minnesota, local government land use planning is preempted by the Minnesota Public Utility Commission’s authority to issue Route Permits and Site Permits for large electric generating plants and high-voltage transmission lines. Minn. Stat. §216E.10(1). A high-voltage transmission line “…is a conductor of electric energy and associated facilities designed for and capable of operation at a nominal voltage of 100 kilovolts or more and is greater than 1,500 feet in length.” Minn. Stat. §216E.01(4). For more information about Route Permits for high-voltage transmission lines see:
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