The Minnesota Department of Commerce is interested in promoting Community Based Energy Development (C-BED) projects in the state of Minnesota. The Department has encouraged the CapX utilities to undertake a study of the West Central Transmission Planning Zone to determine if C-BED projects can be interconnected the the transmission system utilizing existing transmission and distribution infrastructure. The CapX C-BED Interim Report was released in June 2006. You can also view a PDF of the West Central C-BED map and Southeast C-BED map here. The C-BED 800 MW generation map and C-BED 1400 MW generation map are also available for download.