Missouri regulator clears Grain Belt 4 GW power transmission project (US)

22 Mar 2019

The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a request from Grain Belt Express Clean Line to construct a high voltage, direct current (HVDC) power line, which would carry 4 GW of wind power from western Kansas (United States) cross Missouri and Illinois to Indiana and US east coast states. The Missouri PSC had rejected the US$2.3bn project twice previously, but it reconsidered its decision following a ruling by the state Supreme Court in 2018.

In November 2018, Chicago-based Invenergy acquired the project from Clean Line Energy Partners. Another regulatory approval is required in Illinois, where a state appeals court overturned the state's previous approval.

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