Energy
12:32 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

KCC Holds Hearings On 600,000-Watt Power Line Proposal

The Kansas Corporation Commission is hosting a series of hearings regarding a massive power line that will cross Kansas and deliver electricity to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Proposed Grain Belt Express route through Kansas.
Proposed Grain Belt Express route through Kansas.
Credit Clean Line Energy

The Grain Belt Express line will cross Russell and Osborne counties and send 600,000 volts of electricity from wind farms. The Kansas Corporation Commission already has found the project to be in the public interest. The hearings will focus on its location.

See a list of hearing dates and locations.

Besides the hearings, residents can also leave comments in writing through August 28.

So far, developers don't have any electricity to feed into the line. To improve efficiency, the line will use direct current, which carries nearly twice the electricity as an alternating-current line.