Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Wallace Hayenga


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hayenga was the staff assistant at the Blue Earth-Nicollet-Faribault Cooperative Electric Association in Mankato, Blue Earth County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background. Background of BENCO. Structure of CPA and UPA. MAPP. How a project is implemented. Reasons for rate of growth for electricity. Conservation of energy. Structure of CU line. Determining need for electricity. Concerns over opposition of line. Health and safety concerns. Siting process - routing of line; public hearings. Alternative sources of power - coal; underground line. Eminent domain laws. Government regulations on utilities - impact of; reason for increased interference. Reason for controversy. Impact of controversy on future powerlines and plants. Research for different technologies. Role of electricity in Minnesota.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
15 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Place Subject: Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Hayenga, Wallace
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 03/14/1978
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.16
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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