Xcel Energy - Transmission Lines and Information

Xcel Energy provides energy and power for the Town of Eaton. One of Xcel's newest projects involves installing a transmission line to improve reliability and service. The route of the transmission line travels through Eaton Commons Park. 

The Town negotiated the following terms in regard to this project: 

  • Upon completion of the project, Xcel shall monitor the electromagnetic field (EMF’s) for a period of five years and provide an annual report each year to the Town. The monitoring report shall include measurements from three separate locations in Eaton Commons Park.
  • Within 30 days of the execution of the settlement agreement, Xcel shall provide information from two reputable independent parties on EMF safety; a paired sales analysis of the impact of high voltage transmission lines on neighboring residential property values; and a copy of Xcel’s agricultural mitigation plan associated with the project.

Additionally, terms were included for park improvements and park landscaping. 

The following reports have been made available by Xcel: 

Agricultural Impact Mitigation Plan 

2022 Market Study - Transmission Lines

Information Regarding EMF 

May 2023 Newsletter Update