Frenchville to Ettrick
Dairyland Power Cooperative is rebuilding 11 miles of a 69,000-volt (69 kV) transmission line from an interconnect at an existing Dairyland Power 69 kV transmission line located on Fox Coulee Road to the Xcel Energy Ettrick Distribution Substation located along County Road D in Trempealeau County, Wis. The line is aging and reaching the end of its asset life. The project will involve removing the existing line and rebuilding it in both new and existing corridors.
The reason for acquiring a new corridor is to improve system reliability by locating the line closer to existing roads, which will make the line more easily accessible to maintenance crews. Additional work will be completed at the Dairyland Frenchville Distribution Substation.
Project At A Glance
|County where facilities may be placed||Trempealeau County, Wis.|
|Distribution Cooperative Service Territories|
|Line length||11 miles|
|Estimated project cost||$3.5 million|
|End points||Interconnect with existing Dairyland 69 kV transmission line to Xcel Energy's Ettrick distribution substation|
Schedule (all dates are anticipated and subject to change)
|Right-of-way acquisition||August 2020|
|Anticipated regulatory decision||December 2021|
|Start of construction (right-of-way clearing)||January 2022|
|Foundations, structures, line construction||November 2022|
|Target in-service date||July 2023|