Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Otter Tail Power Company filed a combined application to the North Dakota Public Service Commission for a Corridor Certificate and Route Permit on October 18, 2013.
On October 17, 2013, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission held a public hearing in Aberdeen and in Milbank on the South Dakota Route Permit Application.
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold two Public Input Hearings on the Facility Permit Application.
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Otter Tail Power Company filed a Facility Permit Application to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of South Dakota.
The BSSE project team has identified a preferred route.
Five open house meetings were held throughout the project area February 25 – 27, 2013.
Proposed transmission lines from Ellendale, N.D., to the Big Stone South substation and from Big Stone to the Brookings substation also were granted Multi-Value Projects status. Fergus Falls, Minn.-based Otter Tail Power Co. has a 50 percent stake in both projects.
The North Dakota Transmission Authority Annual Report (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011) highlights BSSE line as being 'of particular interest'.
MISO publishes the MVP Portfolio, which includes the BSSE Line, designated as an MVP in December 2011.