Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC in July 2013 filed an application for a siting permit to build in Kansas about 370 miles of the approximately 750-mile HVDC transmission line that continues to Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana; a converter station in Ford County, Kan.; and facilities to interconnect the converter station with the Southwest Power Pool, according to a December 2018 Kansas Corporation Commission order. Clean Line Energy Partners’ Hans Detweiler in October 2018 told TransmissionHub that the project would deliver energy from Kansas to markets in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and further east; the almost $3bn project is anticipated to be completed in 2025. The Kansas commission, in its December 2018 order, extended until Dec. 2, 2019 the sunset term in relation to the line in order to allow the commission to rule on Invenergy Transmission LLC’s anticipated application to acquire Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC.
|Project Sponsor||Line Miles||Voltage (kV)||From State||To State||Year in Service|
|Estimated Costs ($M)||Voltage Type||Project Status||Project Group||Origin Point||Destination Point|
|Interstate||Build Start||NERC||ISO/RTO||Country||Project Partners|
|No||2023||SPP||SPP||US||ZAM Ventures, LP (subsidiary of Ziff Brothers Investments) and Zilkha Family of Houston|