Ameren Transmission to hold 2nd round of open houses on Illinois Rivers project

Ameren Transmission will hold the second in a series of public open houses to educate the public on its plans for the 345-kV line Illinois Rivers transmission line project.

The company will hold open houses from July 16 through July 31.

Each open house is an informal event that will stress one-on-one conversations with various experts and will allow residents to come at a time that is most convenient, the company said in a statement.

Illinois Rivers is a 331-mile, 345-kV line that starts in Palmyra, Mo., and passes through Pawnee, Ill., to Sugar Creek, Ind.

Open houses will be held:

  • July 16 – Griggsville, Ill., and Jacksonville, Ill.
  • July 17 – Rushville, Ill., Ipava, Ill., and Mt. Sterling
  • July 18 – Beardstown, Ill.
  • July 19 – Meredosia, Ill., and Bluffs, Quincy, Ill.
  • July 23 – Chatham, Ill., Farmersville, Ill., and Taylorville, Ill.
  • July 24 – Mt. Zion, Ill., Shelbyville, Ill., and Pana, Ill.
  • July 25 – Sullivan, Ill., Hammond, Ill., and Marshall, Ill.
  • July 26 – Kansas, Ill., Arcola, Ill., and Charleston, Ill.
  • July 31 – Champaign, Ill.

The project is estimated to cost between $840m and $1.4bn, according to TransmissionHub data.