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: