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Expansion Projects / Northern Lights 2025

Date Requested: May 24 2024 3:43 PM

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Project Overview

The Northern Lights 2025 Expansion Project will allow Northern to accommodate requests from its customers for firm natural gas transportation capacity along Northern's existing pipeline system. To meet these requests, Northern is proposing to construct and operate the following facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Component NameComponent DescriptionCountyState
Pipeline2.43-mile extension of the 30-inch-diameter Elk River 3rd branch line loopWashingtonMN
 Non-contiguous 1.91-mile extension of the 30-inch-diameter Farmington to Hugo C-lineWashingtonMN
 3.00-mile extension of the 36-inch-diameter Lake Mills to Albert Lea E-line FreebornMN
 1.28-mile extension of the 8-inch-diameter Tomah branch line loop MonroeWI
CompressionMinor modifications to the La Crescent compressor station HoustonMN


Northern filed its section 7 application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) February 16, 2024, requesting project approval. FERC assigned Docket No. CP24-60-000 to the section 7 application. Northern is anticipating approval for the project, subject to Commission review, will occur in December 2024. The facilities are scheduled to be placed into service November 1, 2025.



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