SA 2304 GRE-NSPM-Pilot-Knob-Yankee Doodle - MISO Energy

SA 2304 GRE-NSPM-Pilot-Knob-Yankee Doodle - MISO Energy

SA 2304 GRE-NSPM-Pilot-Knob-Yankee Doodle Version: 1.0.0 Effective: 2/19/2011 Substitute Original Service Agreement No. 2304 Public Version TRANSMISS...

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SA 2304 GRE-NSPM-Pilot-Knob-Yankee Doodle Version: 1.0.0 Effective: 2/19/2011 Substitute Original Service Agreement No. 2304 Public Version

TRANSMISSION-TO-TRANSMISSION INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT for the PILOT KNOB – YANKEE DOODLE 115 KV INTERCONNECTION between GREAT RIVER ENERGY, a Minnesota cooperative corporation and NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY, a Minnesota corporation and MIDWEST INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATOR, INC., a non-profit, non-stock Delaware corporation

TRANSMISSION-TO-TRANSMISSION INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT for the PILOT KNOB – YANKEE DOODLE 115 KV INTERCONNECTION between GREAT RIVER ENERGY, a Minnesota cooperative corporation and NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY, a Minnesota corporation and MIDWEST INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATOR, INC., a non-profit, non-stock Delaware corporation

February 7, 2011

THIS TRANSMISSION-TO-TRANSMISSION INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) dated as of February 7, 2011, is entered into by and among Great River Energy, a Minnesota cooperative corporation (“GRE”), Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota corporation (“NSPM”), and the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (“Midwest ISO”), a non-profit, nonstock Delaware corporation. GRE, NSPM, and the Midwest ISO are referred to herein individually as “Party” and collectively as “Parties”. RECITALS 0.01

WHEREAS, GRE is an electric utility engaged in the business of generating, transmitting, and selling electric power and energy in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin; and

0.02

WHEREAS, NSPM is an electric utility, inter alia, engaged in the business of generating, transmitting, and selling electric power and energy and related services in the States of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and

0.03

WHEREAS, Midwest ISO is a regional transmission organization, providing regional grid management and open access to the transmission facilities under its functional supervision; and

0.04

WHEREAS, GRE’s and NSPM’s transmission facilities greater than 100 kV are under the functional control of the Midwest ISO and subject to the applicable provisions of the Midwest ISO’s Open Access Transmission, Energy and Operating Reserve Markets Tariff (“Tariff”) as amended from time to time; and

0.05

WHEREAS, for its transmission facilities under 100 kV, GRE has provided the authority to Midwest ISO to provide the transmission and other services necessary to effectuate the Tariff, as amended from time to time; and

0.06

WHEREAS, Parties intend to develop a Master Transmission to Transmission Interconnection Agreement with the Midwest ISO which will include terms and conditions defining requirements for interconnected operation of the Parties’ respective transmission systems. All Connection Agreements between the Parties which are still in effect will be amended and restated in the Master Transmission to Transmission Interconnection Agreement to avoid duplication of terms and conditions which are applicable to all interconnection agreements; and

0.07

WHEREAS, Parties intend to enter into this Transmission to Transmission Interconnection Agreement to govern the ownership and operation of the Parties’ facilities and equipment at the Connections identified in Exhibit A in this Agreement and the interconnection operation of their respective transmission systems; and to define the continuing responsibilities and obligations of the Parties with respect thereto until such time as the Parties and the Midwest ISO complete and enter into a Master Transmission to Transmission Interconnection Agreement; and

0.08

WHEREAS, Parties have agreed that NSPM and GRE plan to cooperate in the design, construction, and operation of the proposed Pilot Knob – Yankee Doodle

Interconnection, all as shown on Exhibit B, “One-Line Diagram,” which is expressly incorporated herein; and 0.09

WHEREAS, the Parties agree to cooperate and execute their respective obligations and responsibilities under this Agreement in good faith.

Now therefore, in consideration of the mutual representations, covenants, and agreements hereinafter set forth, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Parties agree as follows: Section 1

Location. NSPM line No. 5525 will have a new termination point inside GRE’s Pilot Knob Substation in the W ¼ of Section 27, T27N, R23W, Dakota County, Minnesota and at GRE’s Yankee Doodle Substation in the N ¼ of Section 14, T27N, R23W, Dakota County, Minnesota. Point(s) of Interconnection. The Points of Interconnection are where NSP’s 115 kV conductors, insulators, and connecting hardware attach to the GRE termination structure inside GRE’s Pilot Knob and Yankee Doodle substations. GRE owns the jumpers that attach to NSP’s 115 kV line No. 5525 and connect to the line-side disconnect switches 5P139 at Pilot Knob and 252WSM3 at Yankee Doodle. Point(s) of Metering. GRE will own and install the revenue meters at Eagan and Yankee Doodle 115kV subs. GRE will supply revenue meter data and real-time metering to NSP for these tapped subs via ICCP. Note: This new interconnection is located within NSP’s Control Area. Energy accounting for this GRE load in NSP’s Control Area is accomplished via revenue grade metering at the tapped distribution subs - the values for which are added into GRE’s CP load calculation sent to Xcel Energy.

Section 2

Obligations. As specified in Exhibit A or otherwise agreed to in writing, each Party shall operate and maintain their respective transmission systems and interconnection facilities in accordance with Good Utility Practice and subject to the applicable procedures and requirements of the Midwest ISO Tariff or other regulatory agency having authority over them, or any of their successors.

Section 3

Ownership. As specified in Exhibit A, “Ownership, Operation, and Maintenance Provisions,” to this Agreement.

Section 4

Operation and Maintenance. As specified in Exhibit A, “Ownership, Operation, and Maintenance Provisions,” to this Agreement.

Section 5

Future Modifications. Each Party will notify the other Party as soon as practicable in writing of any scheduled or planned electrical system modifications that will impact the Point of Interconnection. Modifications may be recommended by a Party to the other Party at any time and, subject to any necessary regulatory approval, shall become effective upon mutual written acceptance. The Parties agree to work together through joint planning to plan and implement such facility modifications to efficiently manage costs in accordance with Good Utility Practice. Each Party shall make at its own expense, unless otherwise agreed to in writing or identified in Exhibit A of this Agreement, such modifications to its interconnection facilities as necessary for maintaining Good Utility Practice or compliance with the Midwest ISO or other regulatory agency having authority over the Parties. The Parties shall incorporate the requirements for the modified Point of Interconnection into a new agreement and amend in its entirety the existing Agreement provided that the terms and conditions of this Agreement remain the same or be modified upon mutual consent.

Section 6

Joint Use. As detailed in Exhibit A to this Agreement, in accordance with Good Utility Practice and subject to the applicable procedures and requirements of the Midwest ISO’s Tariff, the Parties, therefore, agree to the following joint use provisions: Definitions i. Owning Party: That Party owning the right of way, primary circuit, and poles of a given transmission route. ii. Foreign User: That Party utilizing a portion of the Owning Party’s facilities to avoid duplication of facilities and to minimize construction costs. (b) Maintenance i. Each Party or its agent shall perform the routine and emergency maintenance necessary to maintain the transmission facilities and/or equipment under its ownership, exclusive of the joint use facilities owned by the Foreign User in accordance with Good Utility Practice and subject to the applicable procedures and requirements of the Midwest ISO or other regulatory agency having authority over the Parties, or their successors. ii. The Foreign User or its agent shall perform routine and emergency maintenance necessary to maintain their facilities located on the Owning Party’s transmission poles in accordance with Good Utility Practice and subject to the applicable requirements of the Midwest ISO. iii. Maintenance, other than emergency situations, which requires the change out of poles or a change in circuits, breakers and/or switches, will require a 90-day advance notice to both Parties. The Owning Party shall be physically and financially responsible for all line clearance maintenance and shall coordinate their respective schedules for any such maintenance. The Owning Party will to (a)

the extent practicable and appropriate under the circumstances, give reasonable consideration to, among other things, the impact of the schedule on the other Party’s operations; provided however, that no Party shall be obligated to schedule such activities to coincide with another Party’s scheduled outages, except to the extent required by the Midwest ISO. (c) The Parties’ obligations relating to future modifications of the transmission and/or underbuilds will be addressed, as needed, per Section 5 to this Agreement and shall be subject to all applicable requirements imposed by the Midwest ISO and subject to any necessary regulatory approval. (d) Removal or Abandonment of Joint Use Facilities i. If, at any time, the joint use is discontinued, the Foreign User will remove or pay the Owning Party’s costs associated with removing the joint use facilities and associated equipment from the Owning Party’s transmission line and for restoring said line to a functional reconfigured condition satisfactory to the Owning Party in accordance with Good Utility Practice and subject to the applicable procedures and requirements of the Midwest ISO or other regulatory agency having authority over the Parties, or their successors. ii. If, at any time, the Owning Party abandons the transmission line with the joint use facilities attached, the Owning Party will provide the Foreign User written notice of intent to abandon six (6) months in advance of abandonment. During such time, the Foreign User will have the right to buy the abandoned poles at the Owning Party’s net book value or salvage value, whichever is greatest, at the time of notice. Right of way may be purchase and assigned to the Foreign Owner at book value before actual abandonment. In the event of abandonment, subject to all applicable requirements imposed by the Midwest ISO, the suitability and responsibility for the safe and adequate design, operation and maintenance if the Owning Party’s facilities shall be and remain the sole obligation of the Party initiating the abandonment. Section 7

Removal of Facilities. If at any time the connections hereunder are discontinued, GRE subject to all applicable requirements imposed by the Midwest ISO will remove or pay NSPM for removal of the GRE-owned facilities and restore said NSPM-owned facilities to a condition satisfactory to NSPM in accordance with Good Utility Practice. Once the aforesaid transmission is removed this Agreement shall terminate.

Section 8

Headings. Article headings and titles are included for the convenience of Parties and shall not be used to construe the meaning of any provision of this Agreement.

Section 9

Attachments.

Exhibits A and B are expressly incorporated herein. Exhibit A is the table of Ownership, Operation, and Maintenance Provisions for the Pilot Knob – Yankee Doodle interconnection. Exhibit B is the one-line diagram for the Pilot Knob – Yankee Doodle interconnection. Inasmuch as the facilities and the conditions for ownership, operations, and maintenance of such facilities may change during the term of this Agreement, they shall be set forth in Exhibit A as formulated and modified from time to time subject to all necessary regulatory approvals. The initial Exhibit A, Ownership, Operation, and Maintenance Provisions for the Pilot Knob – Yankee Doodle interconnection, is attached hereto and made part hereof, and shall be in force and effect unless amended by a subsequent Exhibit A approved by the Parties, or the Master Transmission to Transmission Interconnection Agreement approved by the Parties and subject to all necessary regulatory approvals. Section 10

Waiver of Consequential Damages. In no event shall one Party be liable to the other Party under this Agreement for any indirect, special, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of use, loss of revenue, loss of profit, and/or cost of replacement power, interest charges, cost of capital, claims of its customers to which service is made, from any cause howsoever arising unless otherwise provided in the Midwest ISO Tariff.

Section 11

Notices. Any notice, demand, request, or communication required or authorized by this Agreement shall be hand delivered or mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, with postage prepaid, to Parties as follows:

GRE Jean Cassell Mayhew Manager, Transmission Strategy & Business Planning Great River Energy 12300 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369-4718 Phone: (763)445-5000

NSPM Xcel Energy Services Inc. Manager, Transmission Business Relations 414 Nicollet Mall, MP 08 Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone: (612)330-6773

The Midwest ISO Midwest ISO Attn: Director, Transmission Access Planning 720 City Center Drive Carmel, Indiana 46032 Phone: (317)249-5400

For Invoices: GRE Accounts Payable Great River Energy 12300 Elm Creek Boulevard Maple Grove, MN 55369-4718 Phone: (763)445-5000

NSPM Xcel Energy Services Inc. Team Lead, Transmission Finance Transmission Accounting 550 15th Street Denver, CO 80202 Phone: (303)571-7686

This designation and titles of the person to be notified or the address of such person may be changed at any time by written notice.

Section 12

Limitation of Liability. A Party shall not be liable to the other Party in the event it is prevented from providing service contracted for hereunder, in whole or in part, for any of the reasons set forth in the Section 13 entitled “Continuity of Connection Service” provided however, that the liability of the Midwest ISO shall be subject to and limited as provided in the Midwest ISO’s Tariff. The Party providing service shall be prompt and diligent in attempting to remove the cause of its failure to perform, and nothing herein shall be construed as permitting that Party to continue to fail to perform after said cause has been removed; however, the Party providing service shall not be obligated to agree to any settlement of a strike or labor dispute which, in that Party’s sole opinion, may be inadvisable or detrimental.

Section 13

Continuity of Connection Service. Unless otherwise mutually agreed by the Parties, upon commissioning the facilities described in Section 2 and Exhibit A, service under this Agreement shall be continuous except for the following: a. Interruptions or reductions due to uncontrollable forces, which, by exercise of due diligence and foresight, could not reasonably have been avoided. The term “uncontrollable force” shall be deemed to mean any cause beyond the control of the Party affected, including, but not limited to, failure of facilities, flood, earthquake, storm, fire, lightning, epidemic, war, terrorist act, riot, civil disturbance, labor disturbance, sabotage, and restraint by court or public authority. The Party rendered unable to fulfill any obligation by reason of uncontrollable forces shall exercise due diligence to remove such inability with all reasonable dispatch; provided that the settlement of strikes or labor disputes by acceding to the demands of the opposition in such strikes or labor disturbances when such course is inadvisable in the discretion of the Party having such difficulty. b. Interruptions or reductions due to operation of devices installed for power system protection. The Party responsible for operating such device shall exercise due diligence to remove such interruption with all reasonable dispatch in accordance with Good Utility Practice and subject to all applicable requirements imposed by the Midwest ISO.

c.

Temporary interruptions or reductions which are necessary or desirable for the purposes of maintenance, repairs, replacements, installation of equipment, or investigation and inspection. Each Party will give the other Party and other affected utilities reasonable advance notice of such interruptions or reductions, except in case of emergency as reasonably determined by the Party creating the interruption or reduction, or as otherwise directed by the Midwest ISO, and will remove the cause thereof with all reasonable dispatch in accordance with Good Utility Practice and subject to all applicable requirements imposed by the Midwest ISO.

Section 14

No Third Party Beneficiary. No provision of this Agreement shall in any way inure to the benefit of any customer of GRE or NSPM, the Midwest ISO, or any other third party so as to constitute any such person as a third party beneficiary under this Agreement, or of any one or more of the terms hereof, or otherwise give rise to any cause of action in any person not a party hereto.

Section 15

Indemnity. Subject to Section 10 entitled “Waiver of Consequential Damages” and Section 12 entitled “Limitation of Liability”, each Party agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold the other Parties harmless against any and all claims, liability, loss, damage, or expense caused by or resulting from the willful misconduct, gross negligent, or negligent acts or omissions of the indemnifying Party, its employees or agents related to service provided under this Agreement.

Section 16

Risk of Loss. Each Party shall have the full risk of loss for its own equipment and material, and each Party shall obtain insurance coverage accordingly. GRE shall have risk of loss for those materials purchased by NSPM as Agent under this Agreement, except all materials will be inspected by NSPM upon receipt and damaged materials will be rejected.

Section 17

Governing Law. This Agreement shall be interpreted and governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota or the laws of the United States of America, as applicable.

Section 18

Regulation. This Agreement and all rights and obligations of the Parties hereunder are subject to acceptance for filing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. The Parties hereto agree to defend this Agreement before any regulatory body and to cooperate to seek to obtain any necessary regulatory approvals and provide any information reasonably required to comply with applicable filing requirements.

Section 19

Successors and Assigns.

This Agreement shall be binding upon the respective Parties, their successors and assigns, on and after the effective date hereof. None of the provisions of this Agreement, whether in whole or in part, shall be assigned by any Party to any third party without the written consent of the other Party, which shall not be unreasonably withheld, except that a Party, without the consent of the other Party, may assign to a successor in the event of a merger or reorganization, and such successor shall be bound by all terms and conditions hereof and shall assume all obligations of the assignor (including any applicable regulatory obligations of said utility or regional operator), and provided further this Section 19 is not a restriction on a Party’s ability to pledge its electric transmission or distribution system as security under a mortgage or trust indenture. Section 20

Severability. If any governmental agency or court of competent jurisdiction holds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid, or if, as a result of a change in any federal or state law or constitutional provision, or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, any provision of this Agreement is rendered invalid or results in the impossibility of performance thereof, the remainder of this Agreement not affected thereby shall continue in full force and effect; provided, however, if the impact of such holding or promulgation materially increases the cost of providing service hereunder or materially increases or decreases the amount of compensation to be paid for services rendered hereunder, either Party, within ninety days after the issuance of such holding or promulgation, may terminate this Agreement by giving not less than thirty days prior written notice to the other Parties. In any event, Parties shall promptly renegotiate in good faith new provisions to restore this Agreement as nearly as possible to its original intent and effect.

Section 21

Drafting Responsibility. No Party shall be deemed solely responsible for drafting all or any portion of this Agreement and, in the event of a dispute, responsibility for any ambiguities arising from any provision of this agreement shall be equally shared by all Parties and shall be subject to the dispute resolution procedures of the Midwest ISO’s Tariff.

Section 22

Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective upon acceptance for filing by FERC. The Parties agree to proceed with design and construction of facilities referred to in Section 2 and Exhibit A hereof prior to the effective date. This Agreement shall terminate upon the first of the following events to occur: (a) when GRE has removed its equipment in accordance with the section entitled “Removal of Facilities”; (b) upon effectuation of the Master Transmission Interconnection Agreement referenced in Recital 0.06 or any successor to the Master Transmission Interconnection Agreement; (c) three (3) years after the effective date of the Agreement in the event the Connection is not completed; and (d) upon not less than forty-eight (48) months prior written notice given by either Party to the other Party.

In the event FERC does not accept this Agreement, or requires modifications to this Agreement that are not acceptable to the Parties, a Party owning facilities in accordance with Section 3 hereof will reimburse the other Party for funds contributed by such other Party to construct such facilities and the owning Party shall maintain ownership of such facilities in accordance with Section 3 hereof. Section 23

Relationship to the Midwest ISO Tariff. Except as specifically provided herein, the Midwest ISO’s Tariff shall govern all aspects of the relationship between the Parties under this Agreement until the Master Transmission to Transmission Interconnection Agreement is executed between the Parties.

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In Witness Whereof, the Parties have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

GREAT RIVER ENERGY, a Minnesota cooperative corporation

_____________________________ William R. Kaul Vice President, Transmission

NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY, a Minnesota corporation by its authorized agent, Xcel Energy Services Inc.

_____________________________ Teresa M. Mogensen Vice President, Transmission

MIDWEST INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATOR, INC., a non-profit, non-stock Delaware corporation

_____________________________ William C. Phillips Vice President, Standards Compliance and Strategy

Exhibit A Ownership, Operation, and Maintenance Provisions PILOT KNOB – YANKEE DOODLE INTERCONNECTION

DESCRIPTION

1

2

3

4

TRANSMISSION Segment 1 will rebuild existing structures on Line 0703 required to double circuit 115/69 kV from Yankee Doodle Substation south to GRE's existing Wescott tap approximately 0.9 miles. NSP will own, operate, and provide routine maintenance of its own circuit structures, conductor, and insulators on the double circuit section of the project. GRE will own, operate, and provide routine maintenance of its own circuit conductors and insulators on the double circuit section of the project. At Yankee Doodle

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR O&M

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUTURE REPLACEMENT

RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCOMPLISH ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

OWNERSHIP

OPERATING AGENT (SCADA)

MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION

NSP

NSP

NSP

GRE

NSP

NSP

GRE w/ NSP approval

NSP

NSP

NSP

N/A

NSP

NSP

N/A

GRE

GRE

GRE

N/A

GRE

GRE

N/A

NSP

NSP

NSP

GRE

NSP

NSP

GRE w/ NSP

DESCRIPTION

5

6

substation, GRE will install necessary transmission tap structure(s) (dead-end structures) in NSP's existing line to accommodate an In-andOut tap. At Yankee Doodle substation, GRE will complete the new 115 kV In-and-Out tap from NSP's new tap structure(s). For the double circuit section, NSP shall have primary responsibility for emergency maintenance of structures along with NSP's and GRE's circuit. GRE's materials shall be provided to NSP. GRE shall reimburse NSP for labor associated with any emergency maintenance. NSP shall coordinate with GRE's System Operations staff prior to performing any emergency maintenance on GRE owned circuits.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR O&M

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUTURE REPLACEMENT

RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCOMPLISH ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION approval

OWNERSHIP

OPERATING AGENT (SCADA)

MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE w/ NSP approval

NSP

N/A

NSP

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

DESCRIPTION

7

8

For the double circuit section, GRE shall have primary responsibility for emergency maintenance if it involves only GRE's conductor, conductor hardware, and insulators. GRE shall coordinate with NSP's System Operations staff prior to performing any emergency maintenance on GRE's circuits. For the double circuit section, NSP shall have primary responsibility for emergency maintenance if it involves only NSP's conductor, conductor hardware, and insulators. NSP shall coordinate with GRE's System Operations staff prior to performing any emergency maintenance on NSP's circuits.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR O&M

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUTURE REPLACEMENT

RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCOMPLISH ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

OWNERSHIP

OPERATING AGENT (SCADA)

MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION

GRE

N/A

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

NSP

N/A

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

DESCRIPTION

9

10

11

12

13

Install two (2) one-way 115 kV switches at Eagan Substation Tap location. NSP will install necessary switch structure(s) in its existing line to accommodate the new tap. Install new 115 kV tap into Eagan Substation from NSP's new switch structure(s). Install OPGW from Yankee Doodle southerly to the end of the new double circuit at Wescott Road. Use of half the fiber will be allowed for GRE(DEA) use. Segment 2 will require rebuilding the continuation of Line 0703 south to 115 kV from Diffley Road to Line 0836 - approximately 0.5 miles. Install OPGW from end of the new double circuit at Wescott Road to Pilot Knob. Use of half the fiber will be allowed for GRE (DEA)use.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR O&M

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUTURE REPLACEMENT

RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCOMPLISH ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

OWNERSHIP

OPERATING AGENT (SCADA)

MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP w/ GRE coordination

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE w/ NSP approval

NSP

NSP

NSP

GRE

NSP

NSP

GRE w/ NSP approval

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

DESCRIPTION

14

15

1 2 3

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR O&M

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUTURE REPLACEMENT

RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCOMPLISH ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

OWNERSHIP

OPERATING AGENT (SCADA)

MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION

NSP/GRE

NSP/GRE

NSP/GRE

NSP/GRE

NSP/GRE

NSP/GRE

NSP/GRE

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

NSP

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

GRE

Each utility will own, operate, maintain, and be financially responsible for all associated electronic equipment at fiber optic termination points. Segment 3 will require double circuiting with Line 0836 west to Pilot Knob Substation - approximately 1.5 miles. SUBSTATION New Yankee Doodle Substation 115 kV line termination. Eagan Substation, convert to 115 kV. New Pilot Knob Substation 115 kV line termination. METERING and TELEMETRY

1

GRE will own and install the revenue meters at Eagan and Yankee Doodle 115kV subs. GRE will supply revenue meter data to NSP and will allow NSP to witness the testing of these

DESCRIPTION

meters when requested. GRE will also supply real-time metering to NSP for these tapped subs via ICCP.

OWNERSHIP

OPERATING AGENT (SCADA)

MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSTRUCTION

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR O&M

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUTURE REPLACEMENT

RESPONSIBILITY TO ACCOMPLISH ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Exhibit B

CEII MATERIAL