The Grain Bell Express high-voltage line, one designed to carry wind-powered electricity from Southwest Kansas to East Coast states recently won approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission.
The ICC issued a final ruling granting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Invenergy of Chicago to build the line to carry the electricity across 800 miles and four states.
The line will cross the Mississippi River from Ralls County, Missouri into Pike County near New Salem. It would then cross both Pike and Scott Counties, with the route avoiding both Pittsfield and Milton. It will also cross the Illinois River, before continuing on to the Indiana border reported WTAD Radio.
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