Location: Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin
Description: In early 2012, MYR Group crews launched construction on five segments within the planned 800 miles of CapX2020, the largest development of new transmission in the upper Midwest in more than 30 years.
MYR Group completed construction of the 74-mile, Alexandria to St. Cloud segment of Xcel Energy’s Fargo – St. Cloud 345kV project, which runs from Monticello, MN to Fargo, ND, and three segments totaling nearly 129 miles of Great River Energy’s Brookings County-Hampton 345kV project, which runs from Brookings, SD, to Hampton, MN, just southeast of Minneapolis. Additionally, 74 of the 105 steel monopole structures between the Chub Lake and Hampton substations were built for the Brookings County-Hampton project.
CapX2020 is a joint initiative of 11 transmission-owning utilities in Minnesota and the surrounding region to expand the electric transmission grid to ensure continued reliable and affordable service. The new transmission lines are being built in phases designed to meet this increasing demand as well as to support renewable energy expansion. MYR Group performed structure erection and conductor installation on this project.
Client: CAPX2020 utilities (www.CAPX2020.com)
Work Performed By: The L.E. Myers Co., a subsidiary of MYR Group
Completion: Alexandria to St. Cloud segment of Xcel Energy’s Fargo – St. Cloud 345kV project 2013; Segments and additional projects of Great River Energy’s Brookings County-Hampton 345kV project 2014
Read more about this project: Between the Lines: L.E. Myers Completes CapX2020 Projects