Information on SOO Green Proposed Underground Electric Transmission Line

Monday, May 11, 2020
Railroad tracks

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Iowa, eight public informational meetings were held by webinar and telephone on May 4-8, 2020, by the Iowa Utilities Board and SOO Green HVDC Link Project Co., (SOO Green) to discuss with hundreds of landowners, a proposed 525 kV direct current underground electric transmission line in Docket E-22436. For information about the IUB's review process, download and review the IUB's meeting handout materials and IUB slide presentation.  For information about the project, visit the SOO Green websiteThe IUB postponed six of the original March public meeting dates to assist in the effort to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 virus across Iowa. The first two meetings were held on March 13, 2020.
 
The IUB filed a letter on March 13, 2020, postponing the remaining meetings and directed SOO Green to propose alternate dates and times. The IUB also directed SOO Green to notify affected landowners of the rescheduled informational meetings by any available means, and develop plans to allow for remote or electronic participation by affected landowners. Additionally, the IUB stated it will conduct informational meetings again in Allamakee and Chickasaw counties so that affected landowners who did not attend the March 13 meetings will have another opportunity to learn about the project.

The following public informational meetings were conducted for eight Iowa counties:

  • Monday, May 4, 2020, 12 noon - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Allamakee County, IA
     
  • Monday, May 4, 2020, 5:30 pm - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Chickasaw County, IA
     
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 12 noon - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Jackson County, IA
     
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 5:30 pm - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Dubuque County, IA
     
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020, 12 noon - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Floyd County, IA
     
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5:30 pm - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Cerro Gordo County, IA
     
  • Friday, May 8, 2020, 12 noon - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Winneshiek County, IA
     
  • Friday, May 8, 2020, 5:30 pm - Presentation and information on a proposed underground electric transmission line in Clayton County, IA

Iowa Code section 478.2 requires informational meetings in transmission line cases to provide affected landowners necessary information about the project and how that project may impact the landowners’ property. 

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