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First CapX2020 line energized for Rochester area

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Crews energized the first of two 161 kV transmission lines for the Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse part of the CapX2020 transmission project on Thursday.

The 161 kV line goes from the new north Rochester substation to RPU’s Northern Hills substation. Another 161 kV line is scheduled to go in-service to the east of Rochester in 2015.

"When complete, the Rochester area will have added redundancy in its transmission infrastructure providing for added security and reliability," said RPU Communications Coordinator Tony Benson.

Completion of the Rochester-Hampton-La Crosse transmission line project is scheduled for late 2015.

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