Hearings Upcoming On Massive Kansas Power Line

KSAL StaffAugust 15, 2013

Public hearings are scheduled for a massive power line that will cross the state of Kansas and deliver electricity to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

The Grain Belt Express line will cross Russell and Osborne counties and send 600,000 volts of electricity from wind farms. The Kansas Corporation Commission already has found the project to be in the public interest. The hearings will focus on its location.

Besides the hearings, comments also can be made in writing through Aug. 28.

The goal of the project is to enable wind farms to be built. So far, developers don’t have any electricity to feed into the line. To improve efficiency, the line will use direct current, which carries nearly twice the electricity as an alternating-current line.

Associated Press information from: The Hays Daily News

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