20. U.S. to Canada wind storage transmission line plans submitted
from Wind Power Monthly
April 24, 2014:
Minnesota Power has submitted its plans to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for approval and also applied for a presidential permit from the U.S. Department of Energy. The 500kV Great Northern Transmission Line would cross the Minnesota-Manitoba border carrying power from wind into Canada for storage through pumped hydro. Power will then be transported along the 350-kilometre route back into the U.S. at times of high demand to an electric sub-station on the Mesabi Iron Range in the north of the country.
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