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September 17, 2021

West Waconia – Blue Lake Line, US

By Carmen

West Waconia – Blue Lake Line is a 345kV overhead line with a length of 64.37km from West Waconia, Minnesota, US, to Blue Lake, California, US.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2022.


West Waconia – Blue Lake Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Northern States Power. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $50m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

West Waconia – Blue Lake Line project development status

The construction works on the West Waconia – Blue Lake Line project will be commenced in 2021 and commissioning is expected in 2022.

About Northern States Power

Northern States Power Company (NSPC) is an electric utility company, based in the US. The company generates, transmits, distributes, purchases and sells electricity. It distributes power to the customers of northwestern Wisconsin and western portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. NSPC also purchases, transports, distributes, and sells natural gas to retail customers, as well as transports customer-owned natural gas in Minnesota and North Dakota. It offers utility business in various segments, which include regulated natural gas and regulated electric utility. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as public authorities and other customers.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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