Midwest Power Transmission Project (MPT)

The MPT Project is a 180-mile, 765-kV transmission line that originates at Kewaunee Substation, Ill., and terminates at Hazelton, Iowa. The project, which is sponsored by MidAmerican Energy, was estimated to cost $650 million. Construction was set to complete in 2013. The project was part of the SMART transmission study and MidWest ISO/s RGOS planning effort.  Originally the project was a joint venture between MidAmerican Energy (50%) and Energy Transmission Americas (50%).  ETA was owned by American Electric Power (50%) and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (50%).  ETA was dissovled in late 2012. The original project was estimated to cost between $650 million and $865 million.  The line miles of construction was expected to range between 130 miles and 170 miles.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
MidAmerican Energy Company 180 765 IL IA 2013
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
650 Suspended Kewaunee Substation, IL Hazelton, IA
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners