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Public Service Commission Hearing – March 8, 2019 – Bowbells

A consolidated Public Hearing on the applications in Case No. PU-18-302 and
Case No. PU-18-344 is scheduled for March 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. CST, at Memorial Hall,
100 Main Street NW Bowbells, ND 58721.
On August 9, 2018, in Case No. PU-18-302, Burke Wind, LLC filed combined
applications for a corridor certificate and route permit to construct approximately 37 miles
of 345 kV electric transmission line and associated facilities extending from the proposed
Burke Wind Energy Center in Burke County to Basin Electric’s Tande Substation in
Mountrail County, North Dakota, as shown on the attached map.
On September 14, 2018, in Case No. PU-18-344, Burke Wind, LLC filed an
application for a Certificate of Site Compatibility. On November 14, 2018, Burke Wind
amended its application. Burke Wind proposes to construct an up-to 200 MW Burke
County IND Energy Center of up to 76 wind turbine generators and associated facilities
in Williams County North Dakota, as shown on the attached map.
Believing that there will be no prejudice to the rights of the parties or the public
interest, and finding the cases involve similar questions of law and fact, the Commission
is consolidating these cases for hearing under North Dakota Admin. Code section 69-02-
The issues to be considered are;
1. Will the location and operation of the proposed facilities produce minimal
adverse effects on the environment and upon the welfare of the citizens
of North Dakota?
2. Are the proposed facilities compatible with the environmental
preservation and the efficient use of resources?
24 PU-18-344 Filecl: 1/23/2019 Pages;4 13 PU-18-302 Filed: 1/23/2019 Pages:4
Notice of Filings and Notice of Consolidated Hearing Notice of Filings and Notice of Consolidated Hearing
3. Will the proposed facility locations minimize adverse human and
environmental impact while ensuring continuing system reliability and
integrity and ensuring that energy needs are met and fulfilled in an
orderly and timely fashion?
For more information contact the Public Service Commission, State Capitol,
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505, 701-328-2400; or Relay North Dakota, 1-800-366-6888
TTY. If you require any auxiliary aids or services, such as readers, signers, or Braille
materials, please notify the Commission at least 24 hours in advance.