Transmission Line Fees

Construction of a high-voltage transmission line through Buffalo, Trempealeau and La Crosse counties promises to generate millions in environmental impact fees.

Buffalo County stands to get a one-time payment of 2.35 million dollars under a revised fee schedule approved by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and power companies.

Trempealeau County is getting 1.4 million and La Crosse County $723,500. Fourteen towns, villages and cities will receive first payments totaling 4.8 million dollars.

Xcel Energy says CapX2020 involves 11 electrical transmission line owners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas. The project cost is estimated at over 2-billion dollars......

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