The Summit to Elm Creek project is a 60-mile, 345 kV line from the Summit Substation, about 5 miles northeast of Assaria, KS to the Elm Creek Substation, about 4 miles northwest of Aurora, KS. The project includes the addition of a 345/230 kV transformer at Elm Creek. The project is estimated to cost $112.8m and is scheduled for completion in late 2016. The line will allow for the expansion of industrial, commercial and residential loads in the Cloud County area by alleviating a constraint created by the possiblity of a failure of the present line. The project is a joint venture between Westar Energy, ITC Great Plains and Mid-Kansas Electric Company. Westar is responsible for the southern portion, which cost $54M ($13M under budget) and, ITC and MKEC responsible for the northern portion estimated at $46.8m. In August 2013 the project was granted route approval by the Kansas Corporation Commission. Work on right-of-way and siting will be conducted during the next two years. Construction began late 2015 and was completed in December 2016.
|Project Sponsor||Line Miles||Voltage (kV)||From State||To State||Year in Service|
|Estimated Costs ($M)||Voltage Type||Project Status||Project Group||Origin Point||Destination Point|
|Interstate||Build Start||NERC||ISO/RTO||Country||Project Partners|
|2015||SPP||SPP||US||Mid-Kansas Electric Company (MKEC), Westar and ITC Great Plains, LLC|