In June, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the acquisition of a proposed transmission line that will harness wind energy generated in Kansas and deliver it to urban markets. This regulatory hurdle is the latest in a lengthy series of approvals required for the development of the $2.3 billion Grain Belt Express Clean Line. The proposed project is an approximately 780-mile overhead, direct current transmission line that will deliver wind energy from Western Kansas to utilities and customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and neighboring states. At full capacity, the Grain Belt Express is forecast to deliver 4,000 MW of power or enough to sustain 1.6 million homes annually.
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