Project Status: IN SERVICE
Strategic Purpose: Asset Reliability & Diversification
Project Contact: Brandon Gustafson 
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  

Pierce Pepin logo   St. Croix

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

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 June 2020
In-service date November 2021


69 kV Transmission Line

69 kV