October 30, 2017
Citizen meeting of BPEA at the Washburn Public Library. Discussion regarding the focus on alternative routes with reports from task groups. Reports from individuals on tasks. New task committee to consider criteria for reviewing alternative transmission routes that Xcel will soon propose and that the public suggests. Discussion regarding public messaging and information strategy. Notes were taken and tasks assigned. Next meeting Nov. 6 at the Washburn Town Hall at 5:30pm.
October 26, 2017
Xcel Energy provided updated FAQ document with public response to questions. View the document here.
October 23, 2017
Citizen meeting of BPEA at the Washburn Public Library. Discussion regarding fact finding with Xcel for the solar generation and underwater transmission options. Note that Xcel will be sending out a new letter with alternative routes. Discussion of alternative options/criteria, publicity, the Nov.14 County Board Meeting update report, and other items. Notes were taken and tasks were assigned.
October 10, 2017
Citizen meeting of BPEA at Washburn Public Library
October 9, 2017
Xcel Energy provided first FAQ document with public response to questions. View the document here.
October 3, 2017
Citizen meeting on Xcel Energy 2nd Circuit Transmission Project at Washburn Town Hall. Discussion of progress including research on underwater line from Ashland to City of Washburn. Presentation of new name. Discussion of new website. Discussion of mission statement. Minutes recorded. Tasks assigned.
September 26, 2017
Citizen meeting on Xcel Energy 2nd Circuit Transmission Project at the Washburn Public Library. Presentation by Bill Bailey on solar energy generation alternatives and underwater transmission line alternative from Ashland to City of Washburn. Open discussion. Group name decided: Bayfield Peninsula Energy Alternatives. Website development begins and mission statement.
September 19, 2017
Bayfield County Board Meeting, Agenda Item- Xcel Energy 2nd Circuit Transmission Project. Public Comment asking for delay for public information gathering and study. Decision by Board to postpone decision on the Xcel Energy easement request for the 2nd Circuit Transmission Project until January Board meeting and asking for future updates on citizen/town communication with Xcel.
September 12, 2017
Washburn Town Board Meeting. Revised Resolution presented by Kim Bro of Washburn Planning Committee to the Town Board. Resolution passed asking Bayfield County Board to delay approval of easement for Xcel Energy 2nd Circuit Transmission Project. Presentation to Town by Bill Bailey on Solar power generation for Bayfield Peninsula.
September 11, 2017
City of Washburn meeting public comments presentation of information (too late to present Resolution)
September 5, 2017
Government task group citizen meeting at Susan Hall’s home to complete draft Resolution for 6 Townships in Xcel Project area, and division of tasks going to each Town Board meeting to present the Resolution.
Resolution presented to Town of Bayview and passed asking Bayfield County Board to delay decision on Xcel Energy 2nd Circuit Transmission Project.
Resolution presented to Town of Washburn Planning Commission.
September 2, 2017
Citizen meeting at Town of Washburn Hall, to explain Xcel Energy Second Circuit Transmission Project and form task groups including: Government, Communications, Energy Alternatives
August 30, 2017
Xcel Energy sponsored Public Open House in the City of Washburn for information and comment from citizens about the Xcel Energy 2nd Circuit Transmission Project.
August 29, 2017
Bayfield County Board Meeting- Citizen public comment asking for delay in Board approval of Xcel Energy request for new ROW over county property. Xcel Energy presentation to County Board. Decision to delay approval of Xcel Energy easement through County forest until next Board Meeting.