KMZU’s Sandi Wilson spoke with Product Development Manager for Grain Belt Express Clean Line Adhair Johnson about the proposed line to run through northern Missouri.

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Adhair Johnson explains what the Grain Belt Express Clean Line is.

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Product Development Manager tells the projected route of the power line.

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There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the proposed Grain Belt Express Clean Line. The power line is projected to run through northern Missouri and can supply power to as many as 200,000 homes. It will also support manufacturing and construction jobs in Missouri as parts needed for the line will be built within the state. Some residents are concerned about the possibility of eminent domain procedures affecting them and their property. Adhair Johnson, Product Development Manager for the Grain Belt Express Clean Line says the company will only seek easement agreements for right of way and have no intentions of taking anyone’s properties. Representatives for Clean Line Energy will be at the Knights of Columbus in Brunswick on May 7th from 12-6 p.m. and at the Rupe Community Center in Carrollton Thursday May 8th from 12-6 p.m. to answer any questions concerned residents may have and to provide more information about the Grain Belt Express Clean Line.

Press Release From Clean Line Energy

May 5, 2014 – This week, Clean Line Energy is holding office hours in Gower, Brunswick and Carrollton. Landowners and other interested parties are invited to stop by the office hours at any time between noon and 6 p.m. to meet with project representatives and land agents. Maps of the proposed route will be available and project representatives will be available to answer questions.

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line is an electric transmission line that will deliver enough low-cost renewable energy to Missouri to power 200,000 homes, and will support Missouri manufacturing and construction jobs. The line will also deliver substantial property tax dollars to local taxing districts, including schools, for decades.

Clean Line is committed to an open and transparent development process, which include continuous dialogue withal stakeholders involved. Since February, Clean Line has held more than 16 office hour meetings and approximately 470 people have attended the meetings to learn more about the project.

What: Grain Belt Express Clean Line Office Hours.

Who: Clean Line Energy invites landowner and community members to stop by when convenient.

When and Where:   Wednesday May 7, 2014.                              Thursday May 8, 2014

                                           Knights of Columbus                                    Rupe Community Center

                                          124 East Broadway Street                            710 Harvest Hills Drive

                                          Brunswick, MO 65236                                   Carrollton, MO 64633

                                              12 p.m. – 6 p.m.                                                12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Grain Belt Express project team members continue to be available to answer questions about the project through the company’s office hour meetings and toll free number:  1 (855) 665-3438

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About Clean Line Energy Partners: Clean Line’s mission is to connect abundant, renewable energy resources to areas that have a high demand for clean, reliable energy. Clean Line is developing a series of long-distance transmission line projects to move renewable energy to market. For more information, please visit