The Grain Belt Express Clean Line Project will stretch through much of the KMZU listening area in the coming months. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Project Manager Adhar Johnson:

Adhar Johnson

“We will be holding two weeks of meetings across the state in our study area,” Johnson said. “The week of July 15th through July 18th we will be holding meetings in St. Joseph, Cameron, Hamilton, Chillicothe, Carrollton, and Sailsbury. We are doing a second week of meetings in the eastern part of the state July 29th through August 1st. Those meetings will be in Moberly, Macon, Monroe City, Bowling Green, and Hannibal.”

The line is expected to cost $2 billion and will pave the way for more than $7 billion of investment in wind farms. It will stretch from Kansas to Illinois, and then further east in future phases of the project.

“The project will create 5,000 construction jobs and more than 500 permanent jobs,” stated Johnson. “We are committed to getting those jobs locally whenever possible. Last week we held meetings across the state to get local vendors, contractors, et cetera. involved in the project. ”

For a full list of meeting locations and times, visit RSVPs for the meetings are requested, and those can be made on the web or by calling 1-855-354-9088.

Press Release from Clean Line Energy

A network of potential routes has been identified for the Grain Belt Express Clean Line transmission project and will be presented at the Public Open Houses in Missouri. The potential routes are still under review at this time and are subject to change based on public feedback, so we are inviting landowners with property within ‘planning corridors’ centered around each potential route to provide their input.

At each Public Open House, we will provide information about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line project and collect feedback that will help us refine the potential routes and ultimately select a proposed route to file for approval with the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Aerial maps of the potential routes will be available at the Public Open Houses and posted after the meetings.

Each Public Open House will provide the same information. No formal presentation will be made. Please come any time between the listed times below. Food and drinks will be provided.