The Missouri Public Service Commission on Dec. 1 said that formal evidentiary hearings regarding Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois’ (ATXI) proposed 345-kV transmission line from Palmyra, Mo., to the Iowa border and an associated substation near Kirksville, Mo., will begin on Feb. 20, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo.
Hearings are scheduled through Feb. 22, the commission said, adding that it will hold local public hearings in the case as well, and that those hearings will be announced when dates, times, and locations have been finalized.
According to the ATXI application, the proposed line is about 96 miles long, running generally from a switching station near Palmyra, and generally proceeding along an existing east-west 161-kV transmission line corridor through Marion, Lewis, Knox, and Adair counties to a new substation located near Kirksville, and then generally proceeding along an existing north-south 161-kV transmission line corridor thorough Adair and Schuyler counties, to a connection point on the Iowa border.
The commission added that according to ATXI, the Mark Twain transmission line will be co-located for nearly the entirety of its route with existing 161-kV transmission lines owned by Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative and Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri.
According to the commission’s order, issued on Nov. 30, rebuttal testimony in the case is due Jan. 12, while statements of position, for instance, are due Feb. 16. Initial post-hearing briefs are due March 16, while reply briefs are due March 30.