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Expansion Projects / Northern Lights 2021

Date Requested: Jan 30 2023 5:35 AM

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Project Overview

The Northern Lights 2021 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 (1) a pipeline loop and pipeline extension totaling 1.43 miles; (2) one new compressor station; (3) the replacement of 0.08 mile of 8-inch-diameter pipeline with 12-inch-diameter pipeline; (4) modifications, including additional compression and an expansion of the station yard, at an existing compressor station; and (5) modifications at an interconnect; all located in Minnesota. The facilities are further described in the table below.

Component NameComponent DescriptionCountyState
Pipeline0.80-mile extension of the 24-inch-diameter Willmar D branch line; less than 100 feet will be constructed in Dakota County within an existing Northern facility Dakota and ScottMN
 0.63-mile 24-inch-diameter Carlton Interconnect loopCarltonMN
 0.08-mile replacement of 8-inch-diameter Viking Interconnect branch line with 12-inch-diameter pipelineMorrisonMN
CompressionA new compressor station near Hinckley PineMN
 Additional compression at the Pierz compressor station MorrisonMN
InterconnectModifications to the Pierz InterconnectMorrisonMN


Northern filed its application with the Commission for project approval July 31, 2020. The Commission assigned CP20-503-000 to the docket. Northern has requested approval for the project, subject to Commission review, in March 2021. The facilities are scheduled to be placed into service November 1, 2021.


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