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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $12,800,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $4,100,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               21,100

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $800,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $200,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           3,800

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Kenyon Wind, LLC’s Goodhue County, MN Wind Energy Conversion System

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Environmental and Citizens: Citizens for Environmental Rights & Safety, LLC PROSPECTS: Prolonged delay BACKGROUND: The wind facility would consist of nine separate limited liability companies each owning one 2.1 MW wind turbine. … Continue reading

Excelsior Energy Mesaba plant, MN

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club; Citizens Against the Mesaba Project PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The Mesaba Energy Project is a $2 billion innovative coal gasification project employing innovative IGCC technology, first formally proposed in early 2005.  The … Continue reading

Green Power Express: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Citizens Energy Task Force PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  Green Power Express is a $12 billion, 3,000-mile high-voltage transmission line across seven Midwestern states proposed by International Transmission Company (ITC).  The project’s purpose is … Continue reading

CapX2020 Transmission Project, Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota/Wisconsin

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  City of Fergus Falls; Environmental Groups; Local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  CapX2020 is a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line project that while mostly in Minnesota, connects lines in North Dakota, South Dakota … Continue reading

MinnErgy Eyota Ethanol Plant, MN

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Environmental: Olmsted County Concerned Citizens; Minnesota Trout Association; Local residents PROSPECTS: Prolonged delay BACKGROUND: The project would be a dry mill corn processing plant focusing on Ethanol and distiller grains, processing 53,000 … Continue reading