Grain Belt Express

A map of the study corridor for the project. Detailed and state-specific maps can be found here.

Stated Purpose:

The Grain Belt Express transmission line will be developed by Clean Line Energy in order to increase rural economic development, creating both construction and operation jobs, as well as significantly decreasing pollutants by millions of tons.

The project will develop transmission infrastructure that will make possible billions of dollars of investments in new renewable energy projects, which couldn't otherwise be constructed because of limitations in the existing grid. Stronger transmission links between regions will help build a more reliable electric grid, and low-cost renewable energy will mean lower prices for customers and businesses.

This direct current line will offer a lower carbon footprint than the traditional alternating current variety, boosting efficiency and requiring smaller easements.

Click here for a video that further explains this project.

Line Capacity:

3,500 megawatts

Route Description:

The proposed line will be developed to deliver 3,500 megawatts of renewable energy from western Kansas to southeastern Missouri; continuing on into Illinois, Indiana, and areas that have a high demand for reliable, clean energy.

The path will run through the north central portion of Kansas. The western converter station would be constructed near Spearville, while the eastern converter is proposed for St. Francois County, which is south of St. Louis. The line will span 550 miles, with about 300 of those miles in Kansas. From there the line will continue into Illinois and Indiana, linking to a new substation in Sullivan, IN. The line will then link to distribution systems serving cities in the PJM territory.

Development Timeline:

Clean Line hosted public outreach meetings throughout Kansas and Missouri from 2013 to 2016.  In early November 2013, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved the preferred route for the project, but gave Clean Line five years to acquire approval in other states.

In Missouri, Clean Line proposed its preferred route in March 2014, but the project was not approved by the the state's Public Service Commission until 2019. Clean line also filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) in April 2015 and the project was approved the same year. In 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned the decision and sent the project back to the ICC.

Construction of the line was expected to take place as early as 2016, and the in-service was planned for 2018. The new estimated in-service date is 2023 or 2024. To learn more about the construction process, click here.

Regulatory Process:

Clean Line submitted an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) in March 2011. This will enable Clean Line to be a public utility, and subject to additional approvals, to site, construct, own, operate, and maintain bulk electric transmission facilities throughout Kansas. Approval was granted in December 2011. The project received approval from the KCC in 2013. In Illinois, developers must receive a CPCN from the ICC.

The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) requires applicants to obtain a CPCN and declare the commencement of actual construction activities. The Army Corps of Engineers will examine river crossings for the line to ensure that the line will not damage any levees or protected areas. The Missouri PSC also announced in early 2015 that Clean Line would need to obtain a letter of assent from the commissioners of the eight counties the line would pass through. In March 2015, staff for the Missouri PSC recommended that the commission not approve certificates for the project. The Missouri PSC denied approval for the project in July 2015. Clean Line reapplied in 2017, with the PSC ruling that the project would have to acquire local assent from counties before beginning construction. The developers have challenged this decision in the courts, with the Eastern District Court of Appeals ruling in 2018 that the PSC had erred in their ruling, and forwarding the case to the Missouri Supreme Court. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in July 2018 that the PSC committed an error in rejecting the project based on the precedent of acquiring assent from every county along the proposed route. The PSC approved the project in 2019.

A small portion of this line will enter Sullivan County, Indiana. Because of this Clean Line will also have to apply to the Indiana Regulatory Commission to become an Indiana utility. Clean Line filed for public utility status in November of 2012, and was approved by the Indiana Regulatory Commission. Clean line must also file in Illinois with the ICC before they can begin construction.


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Community Feedback:

In May 2011, Clean Line held invitation-only community leader roundtable meetings, and public meetings will be held later this year. Throughout various open house gatherings, Clean Line has also made considerable effort to engage landowners and seek feedback on all proposed routes.

Clean Line is also making a point to work closely with the community. Following a model similar to that used in developing the Rock Island project, Clean Line is inviting local businesses and community leaders to sessions designed with the explicit purpose of helping communities learn more about the project. These meetings are not required by statute, unlike those held in conjunction with regulators. In many cases this allows local businesses to learn about a potential role for their operation during project development, helping Clean Line achieve the goal of using as many local parts and services as practicable. It's estimated that the project could create as many as 2,340 jobs.

Working with communities and landowners in Missouri, Clean Line has adopted suggested alterations to the line to help refine the project route, as well as bypass several residences.

Clean Line held a round of these meetings in Kansas in January and February of 2013, inviting thousands of landowners that  were in the planning corridor for the line. An estimated 2,200 people attended the meetings, according to Clean Line. Some of the primary concerns expressed by landowners at the meetings were the amount of property tax revenue that would come from the project, and the impact that the line would have on land--both for agricultural operations and wildlife habitats. Currently, similar meetings are beginning to occur in Missouri, and are planned for Illinois.

For those directly impacted, concerns remain. Many desire pertinent information such as the expected size of the towers used, the required distance from homes and other structures, whether potential health risks will be highlighted, and whether landowners will be subject to eminent domain. Other concerns revolve around the amount and structure of landowner payments, the effect that the line will have on the price of land, the damage that may be done to county roads, and if the transmission line will remove certified organic and other statuses from land. Some are also concerned about the 10 year tax abatement that the project receives according to state law, but the developer has noted that when the abatement ends the project will generate a large amount of revenue. Some opposition groups have formed to protest the Grain Belt line, similar to efforts organized in opposition to Clean Line's Rock Island project.

Westar Energy asked to intervene in the case, expressing that they were not opposed, but simply wanted to make sure that the line is built in such a way that it will decrease the likelihood of outages for customers. Marshall County, KS filed to intervene in the project as well, and discussed filing for discovery on the cost of burying the line and what would happen if this direct current project were to take out an alternating current line. Commissioners noted that opposition within the county and limited support was the reason for filing the intervention, mentioning health concerns and questions of economic welfare. Some opposed landowners want their local counties to file injunctions on their behalf, but this is not an option for county commissioners.

Instead, they offer to send letters voicing particular concerns while different regulatory bodies examine the project. Some county boards, like the one representing Shelby county, acknowledge that projects like this one are one of only two ways that counties can raise money. The board remains neutral, due to hearing opposition from county landowners. The Board of the Missouri Farm Bureau voted to act as an intervener in the project in April 2014, also stating their opposition to the project, noting their concerns over eminent domain usage.

The owner of an oil company located in Kansas has also voiced concerns over the project, claiming it would essentially end some of his production leases because of the route. The County Commissioners of Caldwell County in Missouri sent a letter to regulators, noting that they have not approved of the project, and urging the Public Service Commission to not approve the project. Other county commissioners in Missouri have voiced support for the line, based on the compensation that landowners would receive for easements.

A group called CLEANR has formed to oppose the project, and support litigation against Clean Line or the Kansas Corporation Commission. The Kansas Farm Bureau authored a piece asking for siting of the line to be limited to section lines, appropriate damage restoration, annual payments to landowners, and several other concerns and suggestions they had for the project.

Clean Line has put forward a memorandum of understanding with two Illinois counties, informing them of their intentions and of payments that Clean Line would offer. They are currently proposing a voluntary $7,000 annual per mile payment to Illinois counties, as many do not have a tax on transmission lines. The agreement would go into effect when the line is officially in-service, and last for 20 years after that date, unless amended. Clean Line has also said that if the county levies taxes that will require additional payments, they will still provide a voluntary payment to the county, but that their total contribution to the county would still total $7,000--paying whatever the tax requirement, and then a voluntary payment on top of this, all of it totalling $7,000. If taxes exceed $7,000, Clean Line would make no voluntary payment to the county on top of the taxed amount.

A group called Coal Free Mizzou is collecting signatures for a letter of support that they intend to send to the Missouri Public Service Commission. They hope to collect 1,000 signatures by the end of March, showing the PSC that they value the project for it's potential to start moving Missouri away from coal-generated electricity. The Missouri chapter of the Sierra Club has also voiced support for the project. The city council of Columbia, MO has noted that the renewable energy provided by the project could help them meet the energy mandate set for the city.

A Missouri real-estate agent notes that according to an article published in the Journal of Real Estate Literature, the presence of transmission lines does not have a significant effect on property values. "The Effects of Electric Transmission Lines on Property Values" examines several different cases ranging from 1964 to 2009, finding that drops ranged from 2-9%, and that values often returned to normal over time.

Clean Energy Potential:

The Grain Belt Express will connect some of the best wind resources in the country to regions that have a greater demand for power, thus enabling more than 3,500 megawatts of new wind energy projects to be built. Many wind farms in Kansas will be constructed as a result of this endeavor, with an estimated 2,000 new turbines being built because of the project. While new projects capable of connecting to this line have been proposed, projects already in the development phase are now being sold for a significant profit to companies working to capitalize on this opportunity. The line would also provide enough energy to Missouri to power 200,000 homes.

Clean Line is sending a request for information to Kansas wind farms to determine what the demand for capacity is like in the state. Similar requests have been sent to other states and will help Clean Line identify potential generators that will require their services. Wind energy developers in western Kansas have replied to this request, estimating that projects they hope to build would total 13.5 gW in wind energy capacity for the area that would be served by the Grain Belt Express project.

Clean Line estimates that over $7 billion of new wind projects will be needed to meet the demand created by this project. The line will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 12 million tons each year, which is equivalent to removing more than 1.7 million cars from the road. As a result of the project, Missouri made it in the top 10 rankings for states with the cleanest energy job creation. About 78 permanent jobs would be created in Missouri as part of the project, involving industries that will construct materials used in infrastructure projects. In 2016, Clean Line signed an agreement with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission to provide up to 200 MW on transmission space on the project to replace coal generation currently being purchased by the commission. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce also voiced support for the project in 2016, citing the need for the state to have access to wind energy. The governor of Missouri also endorsed the project, noting positive changes to the project.

News Archive:

Ralls Co. Commissioner supports "Grain Belt Bill" April 10, 2019

Grain Belt Express, the long debated wind energy project, could be off the rails again April 10, 2019

Grain Belt Express project causes concern for private property rights April 9, 2019

Property rights, energy debated in Missouri House April 4, 2019

Missouri legislators fast-track bill to block Grain Belt Express use of eminent domain April 4, 2019

Missouri bill would bar condemnation for wind energy line April 3, 2019

'Opportunity is ripe' for Kansas wind after Missouri OKs Grain Belt Express April 3, 2019

Missouri PSC approves Grain Belt request for certification March 28, 2019

Missouri regulators approve Midwest wind energy power line March 20, 2019

After years of rejection, Missouri regulators give nod to Grain Belt Express transmission line March 20, 2019

New owner of stalled Grain Belt Express confident it can help the transmission project move forward February 16, 2019

Ambitious Clean Line Energy 'wrapping up' February 1, 2019

Conservation Groups Fight for Grain Belt Express Line December 20, 2018

Grain Belt Express hearings conclude with no decision December 19, 2018

Invenergy acquires Grain Belt Express transmission project November 14, 2018

Invenergy to buy Grain Belt Express transmission line project November 14, 2018

Grain Belt opponents have more setbacks August 21, 2018

Appeals court rules statute of limitations expired in Grain Belt case August 21, 2018

Mo. Supreme Court: PSC Erred in Denying Grain Belt Express July 18, 2018

Grain Belt Express sent back to State Public Service Commission by Missouri Supreme Court July 17, 2018

Missouri Supreme Court clears obstacle blocking Grain Belt Express July 17, 2018

Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line July 17, 2018

Missouri Supreme Court says state regulators erred in denial of Grain Belt Express transmission line July 17, 2018

Missouri Supreme Court hears oral arguments in fight over stalled transmission line April 3, 2018

Power Line Proposal Connecting Kansas To Indiana Heads Back To Court April 2, 2018

Large Midwest energy project turns to ex-Missouri governor April 1, 2018

Missouri Supreme Court prepares to hear Grain Belt case March 28, 2018

Grain Belt Express project halted by the courts March 22, 2018

Wind power business granted expedited approval by ICC knocked down by appellate court March 20, 2018

US Wind Industry Frets as Major Transmission Lines Stall March 9, 2018

Opposition renews fight against wind project March 1, 2018

Grain Belt Express transmission project heads to Missouri Supreme Court February 28, 2018

Case over stalled transmission line for wind energy advances to Missouri Supreme Court February 27, 2018

Missouri court revives proposed Midwestern wind power line February 27, 2018

Missouri court rules regulators erred in denying Grain Belt transmission line February 27, 2018

Grain Belt transmission line developers claim legal victory February 27, 2018

Transmission: Impossible? Logistics, bureaucracy choke wind power plan February 11, 2018

MO Eastern District Appeals Court to Hear Grain Belt Express Appeal in February November 15, 2017

Grain Belt Express requests to transfer case to Missouri Supreme Court October 31, 2017

Former Missouri governor takes on transmission developer's legal challenge September 19, 2017

After permit denial, Grain Belt Express asks for rehearing August 30, 2017

The rejected Grain Belt Express isn't dead yet August 23, 2017

Missouri rejects Grain Belt Express transmission project--again August 18, 2017

Transmission Developers in Missouri Will Have to Get County Assents Before the PSC Can Grant Approval August 17, 2017

Halted project would create over 1,500 jobs in Illinois August 16, 2017

Public Service Commission denies Grain Belt Express for a third time August 16, 2017

Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line August 16, 2017

Renew Missouri's Statement on the Grain Belt Express Decision August 16, 2017

Missouri Blocks Grain Belt Express for a Second Time August 16, 2017

Missouri Regulators Reject Grain Belt Express Clean Line August 16, 2017

PSC staff opinion doesn't favor Grain Belt Express, again July 19, 2017

Local cities to use Grain Belt for renewable energy cost savings, jobs July 17, 2017

Grain Belt Express transmission line has another shot at approval from Missouri regulators July 7, 2017

Is the Clean Line project doomed? June 29, 2017

Decision on Grain Belt may be indefinitely stalled June 17, 2017

Columbia's latest wind power purchase relies on Grain Belt Express approval June 6, 2017

Energy groups request 'timely decision' in Grain Belt case June 5, 2017

What's up with Clean Line May 18, 2017

Columbia considers wind energy from controversial power project April 13, 2017

Ralls County Commissioners weigh effect of ATXI case on Grain Belt April 2, 2017

The fate of the Grain Belt Express now in commission's hands March 29, 2017

MCA tackles eminent domain March 27, 2017

Wind energy contract breezes by BPW Board, City Council March 23, 2017

More cities line up for Grain Belt Express deals as PSC hears case for a second time March 22, 2017

Wind energy firm trying again for OK of cross-country line March 20, 2017

Missouri regulators to hear Grain Belt Express case March 20-24 March 9, 2017

ICC defends decision to OK Grain Belt Express Clean Line before appellate court March 9, 2017

Hannibal City Council to have voice in any future wind energy agreement March 1, 2017

Grain Belt opponents argue their case in court March 1, 2017

Randolph County commissioners rescind Grain Belt support letter February 28, 2017

Hannibal BPW commits to wind energy February 9, 2017

Grain Belt Express Transmission Line Again Seeks Approval From Missouri February 3, 2017

Analysis: Grain Belt case exposes disparity January 28, 2017

Key Groups To Missouri Regulators: Approve The Grain Belt Express! January 27, 2017

Grain Belt Express gets support from unlikely sources January 25, 2017

Grain Belt project gains support January 25, 2017

Commissioners hear both sides on Clean Line January 18, 2017

Concerns Continue with Grain Belt Express Proposal January 18, 2017

Missouri hearings held on Grain Belt Express power line December 23, 2016

Grain Belt Express Hearings Draw Big Opposition December 20, 2016

Grain Belt hearing draws both sides December 15, 2016

Public Hearing on Grain Belt Express Underway December 13, 2016

Grain Belt elicits huge dissent December 13, 2016

Grain Belt hearing brings concerns, hopes to light December 9, 2016

PSC to hold rain Belt public hearing in Moberly Thursday night December 7, 2016

Utility outlines stance ahead of hearings December 4, 2016

Grain Belt touts local benefits before public hearings December 1, 2016

Missouri Public Service Commission to hold area hearings on Grain Belt Express November 30, 2016

PSC finalizes format for Grain Belt hearings November 30, 2016

Grain Belt playing offense as local hearings loom November 29, 2016

BPW awaiting chance to buy Grain Belt power November 25, 2016

Clean Line Energy CEO: Staying the Course is Critical for HVDC Wind Transmission Projects November 22, 2016

Local hearings on Grain Belt Express won't take place near project's path November 17, 2016

Hobbs: 'I oppose Grain Belt 100 percent' November 11, 2016

Mo. courts, not regulators, may decide fate of 2 big projects November 9, 2016

PSC sets Grain Belt public hearing schedule October 31, 2016

PSC sets Grain Belt hearing schedule October 20, 2016

Building Our Future: Transmission line projects seek to improve aging grid October 18, 2016

Clean Line closing in on final order with PSC October 17, 2016

Grain Belt files third application for wind-power project September 3, 2016

PSC sets deadline in Grain Belt case September 1, 2016

Centralia joins cities participating in Clean Line August 30, 2016

New transmission projects move forward in New England, Midwest, Texas August 24, 2016

Grain Belt transmission line wins partial waiver in Missouri August 17, 2016

City Council authorizes BPW to negotiate for Grain Belt power July 20, 2016

Missouri regulators delay Clean Line application on procedural grounds July 14, 2016

Missouri review of Grain Belt transmission application delayed 60 days July 12, 2016

Opponents continue appeal of ICC approval of Grain Belt Express July 8, 2016

Fight over high-voltage power line continues in appellate court July 7, 2016

Nixon touts Grainbelt Express Clean Line July 7, 2016

Energy developer again seeks Missouri approval for transmission line from Kansas wind farms June 30, 2016

Grain Belt Express: Nixon backs Missouri power line for wind energy June 30, 2016

Fight continues against power transmission line June 30, 2016

Governor Backs Controversial Wind Project June 30, 2016

Nixon backs Missouri power line for wind energy June 29, 2016

Nixon backs cross-state transmission line June 29, 2016

Zombie Kansas Wind Transmission Project Rises Again, In Missouri June 27, 2016

Wind power transmission line supporters to try again June 27, 2016

Wind Power In Midwest Supporters To Try Again June 26, 2016

Wind power transmission line supporters to try again June 25, 2016

Landowners reunite for 2nd round of blocking Grain Belt June 25, 2016

Local landowners fighting Grain Belt Express project June 24, 2016

Wind power project prepares for second round June 21, 2016

Missouri Chamber of Commerce Backs Multi-State Power Line June 21, 2016

Chamber endorses Clean Line project June 20, 2016

Grain Belt Express Opposition Gears Up For Round Two June 14, 2016

Utility group joins controversial transmission line June 4, 2016

Municipal utility commission green lights purchase to transmit wind power June 3, 2016

Missouri utility group joins controversial transmission line June 3, 2016

Missouri municipal utilities sign up for Grain Belt Express June 3, 2016

Wind Power Wiggles Through Midwest Transmission Roadblocks April 11, 2016

PSC sees Ameren, Grain Belt transmission lines differently April 7, 2016

State eminent domain bill again referred to committee April 5, 2016

Federal decision may fill sails of stalled wind project in Missouri April 1, 2016

Hannibal BPW following charter, general manager say March 5, 2016

Hannibal BPW stalling talks for now with Clean Line Energy February 22, 2016

Hannibal City Council hears Clean Line's power proposal February 3, 2016

Transmitting Wind Power To Customers Is A Quixotic Challenge January 26, 2016

McCarter opposes eminent domain in wind energy project January 24, 2016

Power Line Regulations Kink Wind Power Growth January 19, 2016

Clean-Power Transmission Line could Hit a Roadblock January 15, 2016

Hannibal City Council to hear alternative energy plan January 14, 2016

Illinois landowners push regulators to rethink $2B Grain Belt Express transmission line January 5, 2016

Illinois Grain Belt Express opponents not stopping yet January 1, 2016

Opposition hopes to get Grain Belt Express off track January 1, 2016

Regulators deny appeal of part of 4-state transmission line December 24, 2015

State regulators reject appeal of Grain Belt Express approval December 23, 2015

State won't reconsider transmission line approval December 23, 2015

Massive electric transmission line could get another look December 22, 2015

Group wants ICC to re-think power line approval December 22, 2015

Illinois landowners challenge Grain Belt Express approval December 21, 2015

Instead of solar power, BPW considering wind option from Grain Belt Express December 17, 2015

Grain Belt Express awaiting Missouri's approval December 13, 2015

Missouri farmers continue continue to fight power line project despite Illinois approval December 12, 2015

Missouri stands alone in blocking project to carry Kansas wind power east December 10, 2015

One Step Closer to Delivering Kansas Wind Power to the East December 4, 2015

ICC Approves Grain Belt Express Transmission Line November 16, 2015

Grain Belt wind power project gets green light in Illinois November 16, 2015

Despite state OK, power-line opponents vow fight November 16, 2015

Grain Belt Express Passes ICC November 13, 2015

Illinois approves Grain Belt Express transmission line November 13, 2015

ICC approves Grain Belt Express powerline route November 12, 2015

Illinois Commerce Commission Approves Grain Belt Express Transmission Line November 12, 2015

Administrative law judge recommended Grain Belt Express approval October 16, 2015

Clean Line Energy meets with skeptics in Stewardson September 29, 2015

Landowners bring plenty of questions to Grain Belt Express power-line meeting September 22, 2015

Clean Line Energy to host update meetings September 22, 2015

Clean Line Energy To Host Meetings For Landowners September 21, 2015

Wind power project misses appeal deadline September 16, 2015

Clean Line Plans Update Meetings on Project September 15, 2015

Clean Line Energy Partners hosting meetings about Grain Belt Express September 14, 2015

Deadline passed for appeal to build Grain Belt Express in Missouri September 14, 2015

Informational meetings scheduled on proposed high-voltage power line crossing through central Illinois September 14, 2015

Illinois may decide on Grain Belt Express in November August 25, 2015

Wind Power Needs its Own Railroads August 24, 2015

Massive transmission line awaits state decision August 22, 2015

Wind Energy Is Having A Railroad Moment August 21, 2015

Illinois Commerce Commission reviews Grain Belt Express August 20, 2015

Mo. PSC Rejects Clean Line Appeal For Grain Belt Express August 20, 2015

Grain Belt Express hits dead end with Missouri Public Service Commission August 18, 2015

Texas company asks Missouri to rethink power line rejection August 2, 2015

ICC hears from residents on Grain Belt Express project July 31, 2015

Residents fill ICC hearing on Grain Belt Express July 30, 2015

Texas company asks Missouri for a rehearing on the Grain Belt Express July 30, 2015

ICC to hold public forum on Grain Belt Express proposal July 29, 2015

Landowners Oppose 'Grain Belt Express' Energy Lines July 29, 2015

Wind energy company to give counties, landowners millions over time July 22, 2015

ICC to hold public forums on Grain Belt Express proposed transmission line July 17, 2015

Illinois Commerce Commission plans three public forums for Grain Belt Express proposal July 16, 2015

Missouri PSC votes down Clean Line application July 9, 2015

Clean Line transmission project in limbo after Mo. rejection July 2, 2015

PSC ruling gives hope to Mark Twain Transmission Line opponents July 2, 2015

PSC rejects Clean Line utility project July 1, 2015

Missouri blocks Grain Belt Express wind project July 1, 2015

Grain Belt supporters make late push for project June 28, 2015

Clean Line Taps PAR To Help Build Grain Belt Express June 26, 2015

Clean Line Energy Partners wants to create jobs, but needs permission first June 25, 2015

KC company to oversee construction for proposed Missouri power line June 25, 2015

Missouri faces hard choice: Renewable energy highways, or property rights? June 14, 2015

PSC talks lean toward Grain Belt rejection June 3, 2015

State regulators split on wind energy line June 3, 2015

Missouri regulators may block wind transmission project June 2, 2015

Missouri panel questions adding multistate wind energy line June 2, 2015

PSC discussion on Grain Belt Express generates disappointment from power company June 2, 2015

Long Slog to Build Power Lines May Imperil Obama's Carbon Cuts May 27, 2015

Clean Line receives pocket approval from legislature May 18, 2015

Decision could come soon in Grain Belt Express Clean Line project May 14, 2015

Clean Line Energy maps out details May 13, 2015

Grain Belt Express Clean Line is trying to blow through the Tri-States May 11, 2015

Officials with the Grain Belt Express Clean Line Project visits Ralls County May 11, 2015

Electric line supporters state their case May 11, 2015

Central Illinois Group Fights Wind Power Line May 8, 2015

Grain Belt Express discussions to begin next week May 6, 2015

Proposed wind energy transmission line to be subject of public meetings in central Illinois May 6, 2015

Public input sought on Clean Line path May 6, 2015

Committee defeats House bill that would stop wind energy project April 29, 2015

Power-line developer outlines proposed landowner payments April 28, 2015

Power Play: Landowner Rights vs. Eminent Domain April 23, 2015

Coalition changes tactics in clean energy effort April 23, 2015

Despite demand for wind energy, Grain Belt Express transmission line faces uncertainty in Missouri April 18, 2015

House Bill 1027 sets sights on eminent domain and out-of-state utilities April 15, 2015

Clean Line proposes Grain Belt Express route for Illinois regulators April 15, 2015

Proposed Grain Belt Express transmission line through Ralls Co. sparks debate April 14, 2015

Further Steps Taken Toward Construction of Energy Transmission Line April 14, 2015

Clean Line Energy announces Grain Belt Express route April 13, 2015

Developers submits application for high-voltage power line crossing central Illinois April 13, 2015

Grain Belt Express developers submit plans to Illinois April 13, 2015

Farmland gives 'least resistance' to pipelines, transmission lines April 10, 2015

Grain Belt Express could come through Missouri with PSC approval April 7, 2015

Needs exceed limit of project April 4, 2015

Open solicitation shows demand for GBE Clean Line April 3, 2015

Wind Generators Show Strong Demand For Clean Line's Grain Belt Express March 31, 2015

Clean Line receives 20GW in applications March 31, 2015

US wind developers flock to access new HVDC line March 30, 2015

Pike County Farm Bureau opposes power line March 24, 2015

Grain Belt Express receives unprecendented 'second chance' March 23, 2015

County backs away from supporting Grain Belt March 23, 2015

Developer readies routes for major transmission line March 20, 2015

County postpones Grain Belt decision March 20, 2015

Grain Belt Clean Line Project Given Pre-Emptive Blow March 18, 2015

Landowners learn steps to stop energy line March 17, 2015

Grain Belt project gets thumbs down from PSC staff March 13, 2015

Landowners wary of energy line proposal March 13, 2015

Regulatory staff recommends denying Grain Belt project March 11, 2015

Grain Belt Express is a new kind of transmission developer March 8, 2015

Ameren, others prepare grid for wind energy March 8, 2015

Transmission line backers explain project March 6, 2015

Grain Belt Express meeting wraps up in Pittsfield March 6, 2015

Grain Belt Express set for next phase March 5, 2015

10 on your side: will Clean Line project benefit Clark Co. IL? March 5, 2015

Grain Belt Express Hosts Public Meeting March 5, 2015

Electricity transmission line plan on schedule March 4, 2015

Clean Line Energy submits proposed route for power line March 2, 2015

Many, but not all, are energized to oppose proposed Illinois power line March 2, 2015

Residents Hear Details of Transmission Line Proposal March 2, 2015

Power transmission line opponents rally March 1, 2015

Final public meetings set for electric transmission line February 23, 2015

State seeks more Grain Belt data February 19, 2015

Clean Line Energy receives another blow: The Public Service Commission orders more documentation February 17, 2015

Utility Status Would Allow Energy Company To Seek Eminent Domain Powers in Illinois February 6, 2015

Grain Belt Express meeting in Pittsfield February 5, 2015

Grain Belt Express Hosts Public Meeting February 5, 2015

Residents air concerns about Grain Belt Express February 3, 2015

Clark Co. gets a look a proposed power line February 2, 2015

Company Hoping to Bring Low-Cost Energy to IL and IN February 2, 2015

Landowners to get pitch for wind-power superhighway January 30, 2015

Route for massive transmission line being firmed January 28, 2015

Grain Belt Plans Early Meeting In Raymond Feb. 3 January 26, 2015

Shelby County Residents Say "No" to New Transmission Line January 24, 2015

Opposition Group to Clean Line Energy Partners Emerges January 23, 2015

Clean Line Energy Starts Solicitation For Grain Belt Express Transmission Line January 22, 2015

Backers of high-voltage line that would deliver Kansas wind power seek customers January 22, 2015

Clean Line starts open soliciation for $2bn Grain Belt Express transmission project January 22, 2015

Clean Line solicits 3.5GW capacity for Grain Belt Express January 21, 2015

Backers of high-voltage line that would deliver Kansas wind power seek customers January 21, 2015

Opposition forms to proposed high-voltage line through central Illinois January 20, 2015

Open houses set on Grain Belt Express January 16, 2015


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