To meet the demand for improved reliability and to permit greater access to generating sources, ITC Midwest is building the Border-Ledyard/Colby 345 kV electric transmission line. The Iowa Utilities Board issued an order consolidating the regulatory docket for north-south Minnesota/Iowa border to Ledyard to Kossuth line, with the franchise request for the Ledyard-Colby line, which heads east and then south of the Ledyard substation to the Colby substation in Cerro Gordo County.