Missouri delays review of application for wind transmission line

A massive renewable energy transmission project that would stretch from wind farms in Kansas to Indiana will need to wait at least 60 more days before Missouri officials determine whether it merits another round of consideration.

The Grain Belt Express, as the proposed project is known, needs its application to be accepted – and then approved – by the state’s Public Service Commission before being built. Missouri is the last state in its path that needs to okay the project, which has already been approved in Kansas, Illinois and Indiana.

But at a Tuesday meeting in Jefferson City, the commission said that project developers did not provide the requisite 60 days of advance notice before filing their application. PSC Chairman Daniel Hall said the issue was procedural and shouldn’t be interpreted as indicating support or opposition to Grain Belt’s application. Commissioners said they expected to reexamine the case after the 60-day notice period expires.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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