Electric Utility Service Areas, Minnesota, December 2015

This dataset shows electric utility service area boundaries for the State of Minnesota. The original source data were lines hand-drawn on county highway maps. The maps were scanned and georeferenced to serve as a background for on-screen digitizing. The utilities were then given an opportunity to review and correct the service areas. Changes filed with the Public Utilities Commission (eDockets) were also reviewed to update the areas. This version of the dataset reflects boundary changes through 12/01/15, as well as changes resulting from the transfer of Alliant Energy's service territories to 12 southern Minnesota cooperatives in early 2016.

Additional Info

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Last Updated April 26, 2016, 10:03
Created August 4, 2014, 15:48
dsAccessConst none
dsCurrentRef The dataset includes service boundary changes through December 1, 2015 as well as the early 2016 boundary changes related to the Alliant Energy territory transfer.
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_mngeo/util_eusa/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2016-04-25 23:41:40
dsOriginator Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
dsPeriodOfContent 12/1/2015
dsPurpose The purpose of the project was to convert existing electric utility service area boundaries from paper to digital format in order to provide a statewide view of the service areas. Public Utility Commission eDocket filings can then be used to maintain this dataset. Other goals and objectives: 1. Create a consistent, state-wide GIS dataset of EUSA, as vetted by the utilities 2. Achieve a positional accuracy of 1:24,000 (+/- 60 feet) 3. Identify (and eventually resolve) service area boundary issues 4. Create a cost-effective process for tracking and updates 5. Make data easily accessible

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