The information below provides C-BED developers with potentially useful maps that address wind generation capacity, substation capacity, and transmission capacity in Minnesota.
Wind Energy MapsThe following maps from the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affiars (CURA) describe wind energy capacity in five regions of Minnesota:
Minnesota Transmission Study (CAPX2020)C-BED Transmission Study (1680 KB) - The CapX 2020 utilities, in consultation with the Department of Commerce and the North American Water Office, conducted a transmission study looking at the impacts of adding C-BED generation projects to the high voltage transmission system in Minnesota. This was a high level study that investigated the types and amounts of impacts that may be encountered with the addition of dispersed C-BED wind generation in the West Central Minnesota Transmission Planning Zone under 2009 summer peak load conditions. (January 17, 2007)
Maps associated with the above transmission study:
The CAPX2020 web site is located here.