Bison – Alexandria Line is a 345kV overhead line from Bison, North Dakota, US, to Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, Minnesota, US.

Construction works on the Bison – Alexandria Line started in 2014 and the project was commissioned in 2015.


The Bison – Alexandria Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Minnesota Power. The Bison – Alexandria Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Bison – Alexandria Line project development status

The development of the Bison – Alexandria Line project was approved by Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in 2014 and the project works were completed in 2015.

About Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power Inc (MP), a subsidiary of ALLETE Inc, is an electric utility that offers electricity distribution and energy related services. The utility’s services include connect and disconnect service, new home construction, payment options, online billing, outdoor lighting, outage reporting, power restoration, electrical safety, rebates and incentives, net metering, energy survey, energy audits, energy efficiency, meter reading, fuel assistance, power outages and capital credits. It owns and operates transmission and distribution lines, and substations. The utility serves residential, commercial, industrial customers and municipalities throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, the US.


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