Spoon River Project

The Spoon River project consists of a 44-mile 345-kV line in Illinois extending from Sandburg Substation in Galesburg to Fargo Substation in Peoria.  The project is estimated to cost $130 million and has an anticipated construction start date of late 2016, and an in-service date of November 2018. The project also represents a section of Multi-Value Project (MVP) No. 16 in the MISO portfolio. The project is designed to provide greater access to lower-cost energy and electricity from renewable sources, such as wind energy. It also will improve transmission system reliability in and around the project area. The project received final approval in September 2015, including a final route. The project is part of Phase 1 of Ameren Transmission Company’s Grand Rivers project.  The Grand Rivers project involves $3 billion in overall investment during the next 15 years.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Ameren Transmission Company 44 345 IL IL 2018
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
130 Operating MVP16 and GRP Fargo Sandburg
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2016 SERC MISO US