The Public Service Commission has approved the route of a new 345 kilovolt power line in eastern North Dakota.
The line is part of the CapX-2020 project. It’s designed to improve reliability for power customers in the Red River Valley. The line will cross the Red River just north of Oxbow, and runs south of Horace and north of Davenport, where it veers north to a new substation to be built north of Mapleton.
The Commission vote was two to one. Commissioner Kevin Cramer was the lone "no" vote.