Canadian utility plans power line to North Dakota

CALGARY, Alberta, September 19, 2001 – The utility Manitoba Hydro has filed an application to build a $33 million power line so that it can export electricity to North Dakota.

The government-owned utility plans to build the 230 kV line with Xcel Energy Inc.’s Northern States Power unit and Otter Tail Power Corp., a Reuters News Service reported.

The line would extend to the national border from Manitoba Hydro’s Glenboro Station in southwestern Manitoba. The U.S. portion of the line would continue would continue 53 miles to a location north of Rolla, North Dakota.

The line could be in service as soon as Oct. 31, 2002.

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