Pine Lake to El Paso Tap Line

Project Status: APPROVED, CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS
Strategic Purpose: Operational Excellence
Project Contact: Brent Drenckhahn 
Related Resource(s): Map

Pine Lake to El Paso
(Tap Line)

Dairyland Power Cooperative plans to rebuild 23 miles of 69,000-volt (69 kV) transmission line between Xcel Energy's Pine Lake Transmission Substation located on 230th Street in St. Croix County, Wis., to Dairyland's El Paso Distribution Substation tap line switchpole located along 330th Street in Pierce County, Wis. The line is aging and reaching the end of its asset life. The project will involve removing the existing line and rebuilding the new line in the existing corridor. There will be a minor re-route of the corridor near Dairyland's Woodville Distribution Substation, which will improve the service reliability into the substation.  

Project At A Glance
Counties where facilities may be placed St. Croix & Pierce Counties (Wis.)
Distribution Cooperative Service Territories  

   

Line length 23 miles
Voltage 69 kV
Estimated project cost $5 million
End points Dairyland's El Paso distribution tap line switch pole to Xcel Energy's Pine Lake South transmission substation
69 kV transmission line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule (all dates are anticipated and subject to change)
Right of way acquisition April 2018
Anticipated regulatory decision April 2019
Start of construction (right-of-way clearing) December 2019
Foundations, structures, line construction August 2020
Target in-service date October 2020